This protocol is intended to be a general outline only. The physician reserves the right to either advance or delay this protocol as deemed necessary. If so, this should be done by direct communication with the therapist, or in writing on the therapy referral form given to the patient on the day of surgery.

General Guidelines for Crutches and TROM Brace

  • Bilateral axillary crutches to be used immediately post-op, NWB’ing x 2 weeks. At 2 weeks post op, begin PWB’ing in TROM and progress to full weight bearing by 6 weeks.
  • TROM brace to be worn for al