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What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ask the surgeon
After just about any orthopedic surgery, the exact rehab protocol is directed by the surgeon.
There are many factors that influence what should be done and when as well as what should not be done. The best person who can consider all those factors is the surgeon. This could be not more applicable to shoulder replacements.

In brief: Ask the surgeon
After just about any orthopedic surgery, the exact rehab protocol is directed by the surgeon.
There are many factors that influence what should be done and when as well as what should not be done. The best person who can consider all those factors is the surgeon. This could be not more applicable to shoulder replacements.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many options
Typically people do very well following shoulder surgery, even replacement.
Many options exist for rehab. Some people require a short period of therapy in the hospital. Others are trained to do therapy at home. Still others go daily to weekly to a therapist's office for treatment. Talk to your orthopedist - they will know what would be best for you.

In brief: Many options
Typically people do very well following shoulder surgery, even replacement.
Many options exist for rehab. Some people require a short period of therapy in the hospital. Others are trained to do therapy at home. Still others go daily to weekly to a therapist's office for treatment. Talk to your orthopedist - they will know what would be best for you.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Variable
Agree with other docs.
Some shoulder surgeons like mark frankle don't believe in formal therapy whereas others feel it critical. Most important thing is to use common sense. You have to protect the subscapularis for a period of time after replacement as if this fails its game over on a tsa. If you would like to access my protocol you can visit: www.Indyshoulder.Com.

In brief: Variable
Agree with other docs.
Some shoulder surgeons like mark frankle don't believe in formal therapy whereas others feel it critical. Most important thing is to use common sense. You have to protect the subscapularis for a period of time after replacement as if this fails its game over on a tsa. If you would like to access my protocol you can visit: www.Indyshoulder.Com.
Dr. Brian Badman
Dr. Brian Badman
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