Table 3

Postoperative protocol
PHASE
Phase I
Days 1 to 14 Brace in abduction at 15°
Fingers, wrist, elbow and cervical spine movements
Days 15 to 28 Brace in abduction at 15°
Pendulum exercises
Passive movement of the shoulder up to 90°, avoiding rotations and pain.
Hydrotherapy after day 14
Phase II
Weeks 5 to 12 Progressive brace removal
Musculoskeletal core strengthening
Strengthening of scapulothoracic muscles
Active assisted motion
Passive movement of the shoulder, including rotations
Hydrotherapy
Proprioceptive exercises
Phase III
Week 13 to 6 months Muscular strengthening with Thera-Band
Proprioceptive exercises
Phase IV
After 6 months For people who are involved in sports and recreational activities, progressive introduction of sport-specific exercises without pain

Tudisco et al.

Tudisco et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:43   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-43

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