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Status Post Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery, General Rehabilitation Protocol

The following are general guidelines for status post (s/p) Rotator Cuff Repair patients.

This program is designed to take into account whether tissue has been surgically repaired or arthroscopically debrided. If tissue was repaired then a period of immobilization is necessary. Depending on the level of damaged the patient will be a in this protective stage for 4 to 6 weeks. If no tissue has been repaired then the program is more symptom driven rather than time dependent. In this case the patient is encouraged and guided to normal plains of motion, while discouraging and informing the patient about compensatory actions, (more to come on compensatory actions).

Patients are counseled to avoid quick sudden movements, repetitive movements, reaching for any weight over a pound or two and avoiding any activity that requires force or power.

Driving is not recommended until such time as the patient can safely get both hands on the steering wheel a

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