Shoulder Post Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for GPs & Health Professionals

These guidelines cover Mr Iain Packham, Mr Mark Crowther, Mr Neil Blewitt & Mr Phil Mc Cann

These guidelines cover the most common shoulder surgery undertaken:

  • Sub-acromial Decompression +/- ACJ excision
  • Rotator Cuff Repair – standard
  • Rotator Cuff Repair – complex
  • Shoulder Replacement (TSR, Hemi Arthroplasty, Humeral Head Resurfacing)
  • Reverse Geometry Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Anterior Shoulder stabilisation
  • SLAP repair
  • ACJ stabilisation
  • ORIF Clavicle Fracture

These guidelines form a staged rehabilitation programme. They are general guidelines and any specific instructions in the post operative notes must take precedence. They are not a substitute for sound clinical reasoning and good communication with the consultant team.

Please be aware that these guidelines have been updated June 2015 – ensure you are using the most recent version.

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If you have any queries with regards the patients please contact the Shoulder Physiotherapy Team at Therapies Department, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital or the appropriate consultant