Monday, January 21, 2013

Careful of the cuff after shoulder arthroplasty!

One our concerns is that patients may stress their rotator cuff after shoulder arthroplasty. It is important to keep in mind that in the arthritic shoulder, the rotator cuff is disused. After shoulder arthroplasty, the joint is freed up and mobile, but the cuff is not ready for heavy use and is at risk for failure as observed here.

The web is wonderful, but it may tempt folks to exercises that are not ideal for their shoulder situation. The following exercises sent to me by one of our patients are NOT recommended after shoulder arthroplasty.

The safest exercise program is shown here.

Be sure to visit "Ream and Run - the state of the art" regarding this radically conservative approach to shoulder arthritis at this link.

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