Michael S. Bahk, MD, Marc Mirisch PT, DPT
This video from the renowned Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI), is one of several featured in Shoulder Arthroscopy, 3rd Edition published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
For the shoulder surgeon, physical therapy is an important adjunct to a successful surgical outcome. However, it is an often neglected aspect of shoulder surgery for the busy orthopedist for a number of reasons. This includes a frequent lack of formal training in physical therapy, a difference in technical language and perspective between the two fields, and practically speaking, time constraints. It is difficult for a busy surgeon to keep up on their field of medicine, run a practice and stay current with the nuances of physical therapy.
However, to truly optimize a successful surgical shoulder outcome, it is critical to have a working knowledge of the rehabilitation process for clear communication between the disciplines. Initiating appropriate passive range of motion at the right time can help prevent complications such as stiffness. Examining the postoperative shoulder and having clear indications for intervention in light of the typical timeline of healing will aid in optimal therapy and functional outcomes. The goal of this video is to make therapy applicable and practical for the busy shoulder surgeon.
- Total Run Time: 34:08 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7078
- VJO Publication Date: March, 2014