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The purpose of this case report is to emphasize the importance of scapular mobility and strengthening exercises in rehabilitation protocols for patients after a posterior capsular reconstruction surgery of the glenohumeral joint.

The objective outcomes by week three are displayed in Table 1.0. The patient was discharged after nine visits over a period of three weeks. During the final session, the patient was able to perform standing shoulder abduction to 90 degrees with a one-pound dumbbell pain-free. The patient was able to reach into a shelf at 120 degrees of shoulder flexion with a pain scale rating of 2/10. He was unable to return to work or play basketball with his son, but he was able to reach his kitchen cabinets at home if he stood on a small step. The patient’s QuickDASH score improved to 59.09% disability.

Publication Date

Fall 2018

City

St. Augustine, FL

Keywords

Shoulder Joint, Range of Motion, Articular, Exercise Therapy, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures

Disciplines

Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Comments

Presented at the Fall 2018 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Scapulothoracic Mobility and Strengthening after a Posterior Capsular Reconstruction of the Glenohumeral Joint with an Allograft: A Case Report

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