Rotator Cuff Repair Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Supervied progressive rehabilitation is crucial to the successful recovery after a rotator cuff repair. Many factors will affect rehabilitation after surgery. Some of these include:

Type of repair (arthroscopic, mini-open, open)
Size of tear (absolute size, number of tendons involved)
Tissue Quality
Location of the tear
Surgical Approach
Time from tear to repair
Patient variables such as age, arm dominance, pre-injury level, desired level of functio, work situation, patient compliance to program
Physician's Philosophical approach (Wilk et al., 2000)


Protocol (Shawn Maloney)
* Small
* Medium-Large
* Massive

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