How Long is The Recovery Time For Rotator Cuff Surgery/Shoulder Reconstruction Surgery

Calendar April 26, 2018

Question:  I have been seen by an orthopedic surgeon and was told that I had a very bad rotator cuff tear and possibly will need a total shoulder replacement. What is the time span for recovery and time spent in hospital and length of healing?

Dr. Foreman– First of all, you need to know if you are going to have a repair or reconstruction of the rotator cuff or if you are having a shoulder replacement – the surgeries are different as is the recovery.  Rotator cuff repairs/reconstructions are done as an outpatient and take 6-8 weeks to heal and 3-4 months for recovery.  Shoulder replacements usually require at least one night in the hospital after surgery and take 8-12 weeks for recovery.

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