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Old 09-17-2009, 09:57 AM   #6
Everett Steinbarger
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Re: Distal Clavicle Resection: how long to recovery?

I would suggest tlaking to the surgeon that did your distal clavicle resection, (DCR).

If your PT is active duty Army it shouldn't be a surprise that he isn't all that up on distal clavicle resections. Most of his patients are going to be younger on average, and DCR patients are typically in their 50's.

All that being said, most patients are back to a full range of motion, (ROM), by post-op week 4. I usually tell my patients they can get back to intense exercise 1-2 weeks AFTER the pain has gone. For most people that is about week 6-8.

Listen to your body and your surgeons advice.
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