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Prognosis

Recovery depends on the location and severity of your muscle strain. In general, almost all Grade I strains heal within a few weeks, whereas Grade II strains may take two to three months or longer.

After surgery to repair a Grade III strain, most people regain normal muscle function after several months of rehabilitation.

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