Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Ream and Run Essentials

Ream and Run

We developed the ream and run for individuals with arthritis who desire high levels of physical activity, including impact to the shoulder, without risking failure of the plastic glenoid component that is used in total shoulder joint replacement. A bit about the rational and technique is shown here, here and here. And some details of the technique are shown here and here. In addition, the Video Journal of Orthopaedics has produced a nice video, which can be seen here.

Here is the common apppearance of the shoulder one week after arthroplasty - swelling is not unusual, but it resolves over the weeks after the procedure.

While the details of the rehabilitation after the ream and run may be customized according to the specifics of an individual shoulder, the program usually includes the exercises shown here.

Below is a series videos provided by patients having this procedure.
Supine stretch
One month
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
10 weeks
12 weeks

The recovery after a ream and run shoulder replacement can be documented by following the simple shoulder test scores as shown here.

For examples of activities patients have performed after a ream and run, see this post.

Some patients have generously provided a diary of their recovery after the ream and run, as shown in these links
Post A
Post C
and if you like drumming
Post D
or chopping wood
Post E
or raquetball
Post F
or kayaking
Post G
or badminton and weights
Post H
or getting 'Grandpa' back up on his slalom ski that had been put away for 7 years
Post I
or violin
Post J
or throwing batting practice
Post K
or passing, serving in tennis, and hand stands
Post L

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