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How can you recover after surgery for labrum SLAP tear?

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Expect to be in a sling for a month or so to keep your arm still. After the swelling has gone down, you can move it again with guidance from a physical therapist.

Depending on your age and the extent of your tear, it could take 2 months for your labrum to heal and another 2 months to build up the same strength you felt before the tear.

From: What Is a Labrum SLAP Tear? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "SLAP Tears."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Shoulder Labrum Tear."

Houston Methodist: "Labral Tears."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Arthroscopic Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP)."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "SLAP Tears."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Shoulder Labrum Tear."

Houston Methodist: "Labral Tears."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Arthroscopic Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP)."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 23, 2018

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