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.

0-5 Weeks Post-Op: General Guidelines.  Patient seen 2-3x / week 

Precautions:  Protection of joint replacement.  No shoulder extension beyond neutral.  Avoid combination of adduction and IR for the first 3 months.  In supine – support shoulder with pillow behind elbow.  Use o