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How long does an injured cuff take to heal post rotator cuff surgery?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Sep 2018
Question: Hi, I'm going to rotator cuff surgery on March 13 to repair a partially torn cuff in my left shoulder. In your opinion how many weeks out of surgery until I can start running. I plan on following a strict rehab schedule. And will not push the recovery to fast.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Back to normal in 6-8 weeks.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

After a rotator cuff surgery, the area usually heals in 4-6 weeks.

You can start running after 6 weeks and even can do stressful shoulder activities after 8-10 weeks. You need to have a healthy diet and proper physiotherapy to get back to your normal routine early.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Brief Answer: Back to normal in 6-8 weeks. Detailed Answer: Hello, After a rotator cuff surgery, the area usually heals in 4-6 weeks. You can start running after 6 weeks and even can do stressful shoulder activities after 8-10 weeks. You need to have a healthy diet and proper physiotherapy to get back to your normal routine early. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon