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Rehabilitation Timeline from a Bay Area Shoulder Doctor

While many shoulder injuries can be addressed without surgery, major trauma like a tear in the rotator cuff will require a surgical procedure. Shoulders that undergo surgery usually need up to six months for complete recovery. Most shoulder procedures are not invasive and can be properly executed with the use of an arthroscope. The lengthy recovery period is not caused by the surgery performed by the shoulder doctor, but is based upon the human body’s ability to heal. It takes significant time for the tendon to recover and re-attach to the bone properly. Healing is a gradual process that varies by case, but there are a few things to be aware of during the post-op period to support the recovery process.
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