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Knowing the speed limit: weighing the benefits and risks of rehabilitation progression after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinics in Sports Medicine
0278-5919
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
2
Pages
233–246
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.007
PMID: 25818711
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Rotator cuff repairs have increased. Although clinical trials have examined the effect of immobilization and timing of passive range of motion (ROM) on patient outcomes and structural integrity, there is controversy as to the timing and progression for therapy. Primary goals are restoring function while maintaining the structural integrity of the repair. We advocate for a protocol of 4 to 6 weeks of immobilization, followed by protected passive ROM, which is followed by a gradual progression to active ROM and then appropriate resistance exercise program for most all rotator cuff repairs. The rate of progression should be adjusted individually.

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