• Phase 1 -- Healing     (0-6 weeks)

    • Ultra Sling

      • Initial 10 Days

    • Shoulder Immobilizer

      • 10 Days – 6 weeks

    • Pendulum exercises only

      • 3 Times Per Day

      • 25 Clockwise

      • 25 Counterclockwise

    • May use hand for activities immediately in front of you

      • Eating, drinking, shaving, brushing teeth, etc.

    • NOT PAINFUL REHAB

      • Most patients off pain medication by 10 day follow-up​

Postoperative Rehab Protocols

  • Phase 2 – Stretching            (6-12 weeks)

    • Discontinue Brace

    • Stretching 3x per day

    • Begin to use arm

      • Golf putt, no swing

    • No lifting

  • Phase 3 – Strengthening   (>3 months)

    • When moving to the strengthening phase it is important to remember that you have not actively contracted your muscles in several months. It takes time for you to rebuild muscle mass and strength. We encourage you to slowly ease back into activty.

 

*Complete 10 repetitions of each of the following exercises 3 times a day