The Shoulder Surgeon | Specialist keyhole surgery for the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems

The Shoulder Surgeon | Specialist keyhole surgery for the treatment of shoulder and elbow problems
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Shoulder Problems

 

O.K. Procedure Protocol

The protocols should be goal orientated focusing on what the patient can achieve with ease and good quality movement / technique. The times are a guideline to allow you assess the patient’s progress.

Please note that this is the protocol for the patients having different shoulder procedures.

I have to stress the fact that this protocol applies to most patients but not all. Please refer to operation notes for any special instructions. If there are no special instructions you may follow these protocols.

If for whatever reason you are concerned please do not hesitate to contact me. If you can’t contact me please contact a doctor, preferably from my team.

Thank you.

 

Post op Action

Day 1

  • Remove the back slab & commence physio
  • CPM if required
  • Passive & active movements of elbow as tolerated.
  • Passive stretching exercises
  • Cryocuff / ice packs
  • OT to make extension night splints before discharge
  • Finger/wrist/shoulder exercises

 

2/ 52 & beyond
  • Isometric elbow exercises
  • Check splint & alter it if required
    

 

N.B Night splints to be worn for 6/12