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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 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Sling immobilization with supporting abduction pillow to be worn at all times except for showering and rehab under guidance of PT
  • Range of Motion – True Passive Range of Motion Only to Patient Tolerance
    • Goals: 140° Forward Flexion, 40° External Rotation with elbow at side, 60-80° Abduction without rotation, Limit Internal Rotation to 40° with the shoulder in the 60-80° abducted position
    • Maintain elbow at or anterior to mid-axillary line when patient is supine
  • Therapeutic Exercise – No canes or pulleys during this phase
    • Codman Exercies/Pendulums
    • Elbow/Wrist/Hand Range of Motion and Grip Strengthening
    • Isometric Scapular Stabilization
  • Heat/Ice before and after PT sessions

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

Phase I (Weeks 0-6)

  • Sling immobilization at all times (in flexion, abduction and 0° of rotation) except for showering and rehab under guidance of PT
  • Range of Motion – None for Weeks 0-3
    • Weeks 3-6: Begin passive ROM – Restrict motion to 90° of Forward Flexion, 90° of Abduction, and 45° of Internal Rotation
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Elbow/Wrist/Hand Range of Motion
    • Grip Strengthening
    • Starting Week 3: Begin passive ROM activities: Codman’s, Anterior Capsule Mobilization
  • Heat/Ice before and after PT sessions 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Microfracture of the Femoral Trochlea/Patellar Defect

Phase I (Weeks 0-8)

  • Weightbearing:  Weightbearing as tolerated in hinged knee brace locked in extension
  • Hinged Knee Brace:  Locked in extension for ambulation – opened up 0-40° for ROM exercises
  • Range of Motion – Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine for 6-8 hours per day for 6-8 weeks
    • Set CPM to 1 cycle per minute – range from 0-40°
    • Passive Range of Motion and stretching under guidance of PT
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quadriceps/Hamstring isometrics 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Microfracture of the Femoral Condyle

Phase I (Weeks 0-8)

  • Weightbearing:  Touchdown weightbearing (20-30% of body weight max) for 6-8 weeks – No Bracing Required
  • Range of Motion – Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine for 6-8 hours per day for 6-8 weeks
    • Set CPM to 1 cycle per minute – starting at level of flexion that is comfortable
    • Advance 10° per day until full flexion is achieved
    • Passive Range of Motion and stretching under guidance of PT
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quadriceps/Hamstring isometrics
    • Heel slides 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

Phase I (Weeks 0-6)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches
  • Hinged Knee Brace:  worn for 4 weeks post-op
    • Locked in full extension for ambulation and sleeping – remove for hygiene and PT (Weeks 0-2)
    • Unlocked for ambulation and removed while sleeping, for hygiene and PT (Weeks 2-4)
  • Range of Motion – AAROM -> AROM as tolerated
    • Weeks 04:  Full ROM – No weightbearing at flexion angles greater than 90°
    • Weeks 46:  Full ROM as tolerated – progress to flexion angles greater than 90°
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad/Hamstring sets, heel slides, straight leg raises, co-contractions
    • Isometric abduction and adduction exercises
    • Patellar Mobilizations
    • At 4 Weeks: can begin partial wall-sits – keep knee flexion angle less than 90°

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Arthroscopic Meniscectomy/Chondral Debridement

Phase I (Weeks 0-2)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches (for balance) x 24-48 hours – progress to WBAT
  • Range of Motion – AAROM -> AROM as tolerated
    • Goal: Immediate full range of motion
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad and Hamstring sets
    • Heel slides
    • Co-contractions
    • Isometric adduction and abduction exercises
    • Straight-leg raises
    • Patellar mobilization 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Hamstrings Autograft

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches (may be modified if concomitant meniscal repair/meniscal transplant or articular cartilage procedure is performed)
  • Hinged Knee Brace: 
    • Locked in full extension for ambulation and sleeping (Weeks 0-1)
    • Unlocked for ambulation and removed while sleeping (Weeks 1-4)
  • Range of Motion – AAROM à AROM as tolerated
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad/Hamstring sets and heel slides
    • Non-weightbearing stretch of the Gastroc/Soleus
    • Straight-Leg Raise with brace in full extension until quad strength prevents extension lag
    • No Hamstring Stretching Until 4 Weeks Post-Op 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches (may be modified if concomitant meniscal repair/meniscal transplant or articular cartilage procedure is performed)
  • Hinged Knee Brace: 
    • Locked in full extension for ambulation and sleeping (Weeks 0-1)
    • Unlocked for ambulation and removed while sleeping (Weeks 1-4)
  • Range of Motion – AAROM -> AROM as tolerated
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad/Hamstring sets
    • Heel slides
    • Non-weightbearing stretch of the Gastroc/Soleus
    • Straight-Leg Raise with brace in full extension until quad strength prevents extension lag 

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allograft

Phase I (Weeks 0-4)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches (may be modified if concomitant meniscal repair/meniscal transplant or articular cartilage procedure is performed)
  • Hinged Knee Brace: 
    • Locked in full extension for ambulation and sleeping (Weeks 0-1)
    • Unlocked for ambulation and removed while sleeping (Weeks 1-4)
  • Range of Motion – AAROM à AROM as tolerated
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad/Hamstring sets and heel slides
    • Non-weightbearing stretch of the Gastroc/Soleus
    • Straight-Leg Raise with brace in full extension until quad strength prevents extension lag 

Read more

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, based in Brookfield, CT and Danbury, CT, provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, sports medicine, joint replacements, and interventional pain management to patients of all ages.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, provides orthopedic care including: orthopedic examination, foot surgery, ankle surgery, hand surgery, hip surgery, hip replacement, hip resurfacing, knee surgery, knee replacement, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, and MAKOplasty.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, treats sprains, fractures, ligament tears, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, neurological pain, cancer pain, neck pain, and back pain.