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How can you rehab an AC decompression and rotator cuff repair?

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Dr. Albert Diaz
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Only your surgeon can answer that question.
The nature of your rehab depends of the cuff repair. Most full-thickness cuff repairs should be protected in a sling for at least 4 weeks. The patient progresses from passive to active-assisted and finally active range of motion exercises. The surgeon must give guidance.

In brief: Depends

Only your surgeon can answer that question.
The nature of your rehab depends of the cuff repair. Most full-thickness cuff repairs should be protected in a sling for at least 4 weeks. The patient progresses from passive to active-assisted and finally active range of motion exercises. The surgeon must give guidance.
Dr. Albert Diaz
Dr. Albert Diaz
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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Really depends on size of tear. You can go to indyshoulder.Com and download any of my protocols for small, medium or large sized tears.

In brief: Depends

Really depends on size of tear. You can go to indyshoulder.Com and download any of my protocols for small, medium or large sized tears.
Dr. Brian Badman
Dr. Brian Badman
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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
There is also an app elite shoulder for the iPhone that will take you through an exercise program
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a Doc

There are several rehab protocols depending on the type of surgery done.
There are different phases to the rehab program. The rehab program after these surgeries should be directed by the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery. They will write the pt prescription which instructs the physical therapists what to do and what not to do during the recovery phase.

In brief: See a Doc

There are several rehab protocols depending on the type of surgery done.
There are different phases to the rehab program. The rehab program after these surgeries should be directed by the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery. They will write the pt prescription which instructs the physical therapists what to do and what not to do during the recovery phase.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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