The General Principles of Rehabilitation Following Shoulder Surgery

  • Irem Duzgun


Arthroplasty is a commonly used approach in cases of advanced shoulder pathologies. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications are needed to reduce postoperative symptoms, to increase range of motion of the joint, to raise the strength of the shoulder girdle muscles to the highest possible level, and to improve the functional activity level of the shoulder. In order to prepare a precise rehabilitation program, the physiotherapist should be familiar with the underlying pathology and the type of implant used. Furthermore, it is very important for the orthopedic surgeons and physiotherapists to work together to achieve satisfying results.


Shoulder arthroplasty Reverse shoulder arthroplasty Total shoulder arthroplasty Rehabilitation Exercise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irem Duzgun
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  1. 1.Faculty of Physical Therapy and RehabilitationHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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