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Done rotator cuff surgery. Pain, stiffness, strange odor. Reason?

My husband had rotator cuff repair surgery 2 months ago and is healing normally (his PT says his progress is good) but still has lots of pain and stiffness, esp. at night. Could this be what is causing a strange odor on the pillow he wraps his affected arm around? It doesn't smell like normal BO, but is distinct and strong.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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The pain and stiffness can take 4-6 to ease off after a surgery of the shoulder. The smell could be due to sweat or continuous use of the pillow he is using. Get it washed and see if the smell persists.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 30 Jun 2013
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