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TOTAL SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY

Includes Treatments for:

Hemi-Arthroplasty with intact rotator cuff

Post-op

0-3 Weeks

ROM limited with external rotation to 45

Day 1

  • 1. Pendulum exercises 3x/day minimum-taught at hospital and reviewed in outpatient setting
  • 2. Manual resistance for scapular motions
  • 3. PROM all ranges

Day 2 Phase I

  • 1. Pulley and wand exercises
  • 2. Manual resisted scapular motions
  • 3. Modalities as indicated

3-4 weeks

  • 1. Progress AAROM/AROM as tolerated
  • 2. Isometrics for shoulder musculature
  • 3. Scapular stabilizing exercises

4-6 Weeks Phase II

  • 1. Initiate Theraband exercises
  • 2. Emphasis on quality of exercise with postural Education

 

DISCHARGE TO INDEPENDENT PROGRAM WHEN ROM PLATEAU REACHED

 

 

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