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Rehab Protocols

Arthroscopic SLAP Repair

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Sling immobilization at all times except for showering and rehab under guidance of PT
  • Range of Motion –AAROM -> AROM as tolerated
    • Restrict motion to 140° of Forward Flexion, 40° of External Rotation and Internal Rotation to stomach
    • No Internal Rotation up the back/No External Rotation behind the head
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Wrist/Hand Range of Motion
    • Grip Strengthening
    • Isometric Abduction, Internal/External Rotation exercises with elbow at side
    • No resisted Forward Flexion/Elbow Flexion (to avoid stressing the biceps origin)
  • Heat/Ice before and after PT sessions 

Phase II (Weeks 4-6)

  • Discontinue sling immobilization
  • Range of Motion – Increase Forward Flexion, Internal/External Rotation to full motion as tolerated
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Advance isometrics from Phase I to use of a theraband within AROM limitations
    • Continue with Wrist/Hand Range of Motion and Grip Strengthening
    • Begin Prone Extensions and Scapular Stabilizing Exercises (traps/rhomboids/levator scapula)
    • Gentle joint mobilization
  • Modalities per PT discretion

 Phase III (Weeks 6-12)

  • Range of Motion – Progress to full AROM without discomfort
  • Therapeutic Exercise – Advance theraband exercises to light weights (1-5 lbs)
    • 8-12 repetitions/2-3 sets for Rotator Cuff, Deltoid and Scapular Stabilizers
    • Continue and progress with Phase II exercises
    • Begin UE ergometer
  • Modalities per PT discretion

 Phase IV (Months 3-6)

  • Range of Motion – Full without discomfort
  • Therapeutic Exercise – Advance exercises in Phase III (strengthening 3x per week)
    • Sport/Work specific rehabilitation
    • Return to throwing at 4.5 months
    • Return to sports at 6 months if approved
  • Modalities per PT discretion

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