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Question by  thepeedoctor (23)

How long must my arm remain in a sling after surgery on my rotator cuff?

I've been in a sling for three days now, post-surgery, and it's getting difficult to function. For how long must I remain in a sling?


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

After I had this procedure I was in the sling for 2 weeks, but I was told that it can vary depending on how extensive the surgery is.


Answer by  RRGKK (412)

This is one of those situations where you should follow your doctor's orders. Assuming you have a post-op follow-up appointment set, please wait until at least then to discuss it. Please take into consideration that you had surgery to repair a problem, and give it some time to heal properly. You do not want to repeat the experience, but worse.

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