Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Keys to a Successful Outcome

  • It is ok to have mild discomfort with exercises, but if it persists for more than one hour, the intensity of the exercises must be decreased.

  • If there is an increase in nigh pain, the program must be altered to decrease the intensity.

  • Maintain good upright shoulder girdle posture at all times and especially during sling use.

  • To avoid dislocation, avoid shoulder extension past neutral and shoulder internal rotation combined with abduction for 12 weeks (i.e. avoid shoulder motion behind lower back and hip and activities such as tucking in a shirt or reaching behind for bathroom hygiene).

  • Ultimately post-operative elevation is typically around 120 degrees, and external rotation is around 30 degrees

  • A 10-15 lb weight limit should be followed indefinitely on the operative extremity.

 

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