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How long will rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery be?

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Dr. Jonathan Levy
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nearly 80% by 3-4m

Pain relief typically occurs within the first month.
Functional gains may take 3-4 months. We tend to see close to 80% of the improvement within the first 3-4 months. But there is no question that improvements continue for the entire year.

In brief: Nearly 80% by 3-4m

Pain relief typically occurs within the first month.
Functional gains may take 3-4 months. We tend to see close to 80% of the improvement within the first 3-4 months. But there is no question that improvements continue for the entire year.
Dr. Jonathan Levy
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shoulder replacement

Full recovery following shoulder replacement surgery often takes 12 months or more to reach maximum improvement.

In brief: Shoulder replacement

Full recovery following shoulder replacement surgery often takes 12 months or more to reach maximum improvement.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 12-16 Weeks

All people are different and all surgeries are different.
After a shoulder replacement most folks will get back to activity anywhere from as early as 8 weeks to as late as 20 weeks. It all depends on extent of injury, surgery, compliance with rehab and ability to heal. Figure on average 12-16 weeks. Ask your surgeon about the specifics for what's expected in your case.

In brief: 12-16 Weeks

All people are different and all surgeries are different.
After a shoulder replacement most folks will get back to activity anywhere from as early as 8 weeks to as late as 20 weeks. It all depends on extent of injury, surgery, compliance with rehab and ability to heal. Figure on average 12-16 weeks. Ask your surgeon about the specifics for what's expected in your case.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Kristopher Downing
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Shoulder rehab

generally 3-6 months

In brief: Shoulder rehab

generally 3-6 months
Dr. Kristopher Downing
Dr. Kristopher Downing
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