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    Old 07-03-2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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    shoulder sling

    Was just wondering how long did you wear your shoulder sling? Do you think it is okay to take it off for short periods of time? I am 4 weeks out from rotator cuff surgery, pain isn't bad but I find the sling uncomfortable and very hard to sleep with.

    also how long did you wait to drive?

     
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    Old 10-19-2019, 07:36 AM   #2
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    Re: shoulder slingfter surgery

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    Was just wondering how long did you wear your shoulder sling? Do you think it is okay to take it off for short periods of time? I am 4 weeks out from rotator cuff surgery, pain isn't bad but I find the sling uncomfortable and very hard to sleep with.

    also how long did you wait to drive?
    I wore my shoulder sling 6-8 weeks after surgery sleeping at night sometimes giving it a break by proping it up on a folded pillow. The type of sling I had was one that went around my opposite shoulder and across my back and under my arm and didn't put strain and pull on my neck. It was a Don joy ultra sling IV, and really liked the support it provided. That sling that was provided by the dr's office was painful on your neck. You will get alot of irregular sleep patterns recovering from the surgery. I had the full shoulder replacement.

     
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