After surgery, I was in a brace/bandages and sling for about 3 weeks. Then in a traditional cast and sling for another 3-4 weeks and then the custom ($$) robo brace (no sling) for a few more weeks. Sounds like you are in a brace earlier than I was. Just be careful.
I had no idea how much wearing a sling would throw me off. For me, the sling caused neck problems due to the "pulling" and can cause residual problems with the shoulder due to having your shoulder and arm pulled forward in front of your body. The purpose of the sling seems to be to support the arm but having it supported in a more natural position (i.e. the side of the body) would seem to be a better option. (I would occasionally remove the sling and move my shoulder back to a natural position.)
Yes, the atrophy really bummed me out but muscle remembers. My arm is starting to look like a real arm again. Hope your recovery goes well. Rest and heal.
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