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Return to functional activities


Work – sedentary job:  3 weeks; manual job:  guided by surgeon

Driving – 6 weeks

Swimming – breastroke:  6 weeks;  freestyle:  12 weeks

Golf – 12 weeks

Lifting – 12 weeks

Patient Information Sheet for Rotator Cuff  Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

This is performed by keyhole or open surgery depending on the size of the tear. The torn tendon is re-attached to the bone utilising small bone anchors.