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Lack of Consensus in Rehabilitation Protocols After Posterior Shoulder Stabilization.

BACKGROUND: Posterior shoulder instability is being identified and treated more frequently by orthopaedic providers. After posterior shoulder stabilization, long-term outcomes in function and mobility are largely dependent on the postoperative rehabilitation period. Thus, it is important to assess the consistency between protocols at different institutions.

PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the variability among rehabilitation protocols published by academic orthopaedic programs and their affiliates. It was hypothesized that there would be little consistency in the duration of immobilization, timing of functional milestones, and start dates of various exercises.

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.

METHODS: Rehabilitation protocols after posterior shoulder stabilization that were published online from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited orthopaedic surgery programs and their affiliates were evaluated for recommendations on immobilization, exercises, activities, range of motion (ROM), and return-to-sport goals.

RESULTS: Of the 204 ACGME-accredited orthopaedic surgery programs, 22 programs and 17 program affiliates had publicly available rehabilitation protocols that were included for review. There were 37 programs (94.9%) that recommended the use of sling immobilization for a mean of 4.7 ± 1.8 weeks postoperatively. Active ROM of the elbow, wrist, and hand was the most common early ROM exercise to be recommended (36 programs; 92.3%). The goal of 90° passive external rotation demonstrated the widest range of recommended start dates (0-12 weeks postoperatively). Late ROM exercises and start dates varied between protocols, with the largest standard deviation found in achieving full active ROM (13.5 ± 3.6 weeks). Resistance exercises showed a wide range of recommended start dates. Bench presses and push-ups began, on average, at 13.1 ± 3.4 and 15.3 ± 3.2 weeks, respectively. Return to sport was recommended at 21.7 ± 3.6 weeks.

CONCLUSION: There was a high level of variability in postoperative rehabilitation protocols after posterior shoulder stabilization among orthopaedic programs and their affiliates, suggesting that a standard protocol for rehabilitation has yet to be established.

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