AC Joint Reconstruction Rehab Protocol
Keys to a Successful Outcome
Avoid excessive reaching and external/internal rotation for the first 6 weeks.
Do not elevate the surgical arm above 70 degrees in any plane for the first 4 weeks.
Do not lift any objects above 5 pounds for the first 6 weeks.
* No horizontal adduction until 6 weeks. At 6 weeks, active horizontal only until week 12. At week 12, can initiate horizontal adduction stretch.
**Worn day and night and off for hygiene and exercises only, avoid unsupported arm