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

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.
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.

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What are rehab methods for AC decompression and rotator cuff repair?

In three stages. 1-the repair needs to be protected while the tendon heals. To keep your arm from moving you will most likely use a sling and avoid using it 4-6 weeks. 2-passive exercise in most cases, passive exercise is begun within the first 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. 3-after 4 to 6 weeks, you will progress to doing active exercises without the help of your therapist. Then we start strengthening exercises. Read more...
Protocols Below. Here are some links to the protocols we use but this also depends on your surgeon and technique of repair. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/pdf/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-protocol.pdf http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. Read more...

How do you rehab a rotator cuff repair?

It depends. This depends heavily on the size of the tear, associated injuries, type of repair, and your surgeons preferred protocol. The best answer is to discuss it in detail with your surgeon and physical therapist. In general, initial rehab will be directed at reducing pain and swelling, then restoring range of motion, followed eventually by a gradual outlined strengthening program. Read more...
Rotator cuff . The rehab is slow. It can take up to 6 weeks just for the initial healing with limited motion of the shoulder. The next phase involves regaining active shoulder motion and flexibility. The last phase in recovery is strengthening. The whole process can take 3-6 months. Read more...
Slowly. Rotator cuff repair requires patience. The repair requires time to heal but you need to keep the joint from stiffening. After the repair your surgeon will start you on passive range of motion exercises, when he or she feels you are ready, followed by more active use of the arm. A good physical therapist will keep you limber and plan you program. Read more...

What is important to know for rehab after a rotator cuff repair?

Cuff repair rehab. Tough to answer in 400 characters. However, goal of rotator cuff repair is to get torn tendon to heal to the proximal humerus. Best results correlate with healed repair. Therefore, proceed slowly and carefully. If rehab is aggressive, risk of repair not healing. Expect 6+ month recovery. Read more...
Slow but steady. Recovery and rehab will vary widely depending on tear type, size, associated injuries, pre-operative function, post-operative goals, and repair type. In general, early treatment involves protection in a sling for 4-6 weeks and gentle range of motion exercises with eventual progression to strengthening exercises. Full recovery typically takes at least 3 months, but often can take 6-12 months. Read more...
Continue rehab. Need to have physical therapy for several weeks. That is what i had done on my shoulder. Read more...
Timing. It takes 6 weeks for the tendon to heal to the bone. During the healing phase, it is important to avoid any stress on the repair. Active shoulder range of motion should be avoided. Once the repair is healed therapy is begun first to restore range of motion, then for strengthening. Depending on the size of the tear, it may take 6-18 months for full restoration of function. Read more...