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.
Weeks 0-2 Post-Op: General Guidelines
Precautions: No external rotation beyond 0°, no isolated biceps activation
Goals: Decrease pain, allow minimal passive motion, protect repair
- Patient should wear immobilizer sling with abduction wedge for first 4-6 weeks, or as directed by physician