Early passive motion exercise does not improve ROM following rotator cuff repair
Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:417| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Is early passive motion exercise necessary after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):815-21. Epub 2012 Jan 27
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117 patients with small to medium full thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to assess the affects of early passive mobilization on functional outcomes following repair. Patients received either an early passive motion protocol beginning at the first post operative day or a standard protocol that included brace immobilization for 4-5 weeks. Results at 6 months and one year indicated no diff...
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