Is physical therapy required after reverse shoulder replacement?
Performing a gradual and progressive strength training program is important after your reverse shoulder replacement recovery. Everyone progresses at a different rate. Your physical therapist will be your guide as you work towards your goals.
Is reverse shoulder replacement faster recovery?
During recovery from a reverse shoulder joint replacement, special exercises are recommended to help your body get used to the new arrangement. Patients who undergo a reverse procedure tend to recover faster than those who undergo the traditional shoulder replacement.
How painful is reverse shoulder surgery?
Even though reverse shoulder arthroplasty is a very successful procedure, painful complications occur. During the initial postoperative years, the most common reasons for pain are instability, postoperative fracture of the acromion or spine, and periprosthetic infection.
What are the best exercises for reverse shoulder surgery?
The pendulum exercises help to gently mobilize your shoulder joint and can be a first step to getting your range of motion back after shoulder surgery. Bend over at the waist letting the affected arm hang down at your side. Sway your body back and forth using the weight of the arm and gravity to generate small circles at the surgical shoulder.
What is reverse total shoulder protocol?
The technique is called “Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement”. This technique recruits the deltoid muscle of the shoulder to provide function rather than the rotator cuff muscle group. For patients with good deltoid strength that are suffering from severe shoulder arthritis and non-repairable rotator cuff tears, this procedure is a good fit.
What are the complications of reverse total shoulder replacement?
Common Complications. The most common complications include nerve damage,infection and dislocation.
What is shoulder arthroplasty protocol?
Shoulder Arthroplasty Protocol. This rehabilitation protocol has been developed for the patient following a shoulder arthroplasty (replacement) procedure. Early passive range of motion is highly beneficial to prevent stiffness, but must be performed within the limits defined during surgery to allow healing. The protocol is divided into phases.