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Serah D.'s Comment
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Hi, has anyone out there undergone surgery for a mild rotator cuff tear? Just wondering how long it would take to heal so that l can pursue my dreams!!

David's Comment
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Hi, has anyone out there undergone surgery for a mild rotator cuff tear? Just wondering how long it would take to heal so that l can pursue my dreams!!

Can take up to year to fully heal. Depending on how well you're recovery goes. You will need your Dr and dot Dr to Sign off that you're for to drive

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Serah D.'s Comment
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Hi, has anyone out there undergone surgery for a mild rotator cuff tear? Just wondering how long it would take to heal so that l can pursue my dreams!!

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Can take up to year to fully heal. Depending on how well you're recovery goes. You will need your Dr and dot Dr to Sign off that you're for to drive

Wow, so one cannot drive before healing fully? Silly question but I would like to know!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Belluavir's Comment
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Talk to your doctor. If you feel like you are capable of driving and your doctor agrees, get a statement from the doctor then contact a few companies and talk about it with them. If they say no then try someone else, there are lots of companies that hire fresh meat. If still no then wait a couple months, get it checked again and start calling recruiters again. In the mean time do some more research about the career and the lifestyle, do the highroad program, be patient, you'll get there.

Jimbo's Comment
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Hi, has anyone out there undergone surgery for a mild rotator cuff tear? Just wondering how long it would take to heal so that l can pursue my dreams!!

Well...I had my left shoulder overhauled in 2011. Rotator tear w/ torn labrum. Now mine was a pretty good tear, with some smaller additional tears in other spots. So maybe a little more damage than yours.

Surgery was on Dec. 15. Wasn't allowed to do PT until early Feb. When I started PT, I couldn't raise my arm enough to get deodorant on. PT lasted until end of May. Alot of pain and alot of hard work following the exercises but by May I had just about a full range of motion. 3yrs later have full range of motion....not a problem at all. But it does take a full year to heal completely.

So I'd have to guess if its the arm you use to shift, you'd be out of service 5-6 months.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

David's Comment
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Can take up to year to fully heal. Depending on how well you're recovery goes. You will need your Dr and dot Dr to Sign off that you're for to drive

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Wow, so one cannot drive before healing fully? Silly question but I would like to know!

If it impedes your ability to drive safely, or perform any duty function such as lowering/raising landing gear, opening/closing trlr doors (which can be hard), you won't be able to be a driver...

Your primary Dr should help you with recovery and when he/she feels your ready to return to "normal" work ability's, you'll probably be good to go, but may need a DOT physical and have them confirm (unless your primary Doc is able to do your DOT phys. has to be on the national list)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Shonna E.'s Comment
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I actually just got the same type of injury while lowering a trailers landing gear. Very curious to those of you that have gone through this BC I haven't had surgery or my MRI yet however they're suspecting a possible rotator cuff or labarum tear but have me doing pt for two weeks before I can even do an MRI and that's pending. What can I expect?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
murderspolywog's Comment
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When I had my hand surgery, I had to get my Dr to sign off that I could work and then had to get a dot Dr to sign off for me they wanted to see how if I could hold onto something and pull my self up and then if I grip a stearing wheel and hold onto it.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Serah D.'s Comment
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I was out for awhile after my surgery in June 2014. I had not researched about the surgery and how long it would take to recover. Screwed up my life a bit. Then came the rotator cuff tear November 2014. It happened at work and so I claimed WC. Went for the MRI and after seeing the doctor in February 2015 (buy this time my shoulder was "frozen" - in the meantime, I put so much strain on my other shoulder I messed it up too - ) he suggested surgery right away. But I said no because after reading up on it, most recommended surgery only after everything else failed ie, PT, and others said that even after surgery, the shoulder never healed completely. I refused to see that doctor and was assigned another one who recommended PT from March to May. After that my shoulder improved 95%. As for the second shoulder, I just used the same exercises for it at home and is almost as good as new. I can lift 50lbs now but try not to do it all the time, and surely hope that this won't be a deterrent to my trucking career!

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