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    What is the recovery time for shoulder surgery?

    Need advice about surgery and recovery time for the following: Supraspinatus Tendon Complete Tear Infraspinatus Full Thickness Tear Sabscapularis Tendinopathy Also have Osteoarthritis
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    Dr Kalman Piper

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Dr Piper is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in advanced shoulder arthroscopic and open surgery and trauma surgery. He has completed … View Profile

    There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when determining the best treatment for your condition, including examination findings and results of investigations. Although you have tendon tears of supraspinatus and infraspinatus, the osteoarthritis may be causing the majority of your symptoms. This would drastically change treatment recommendations and therefore recovery times. I would recommend a review with an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.

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