Functional exercise method after shoulder arthroscopic surgery

- Dec 23, 2019-

The shoulder joint is the most active joint of the human body. As the hub of the upper limb movement, it plays a decisive role in the normal function of the entire upper limb. So shoulder disease can seriously affect your quality of life.


     Clinically common shoulder joint diseases include habitual anterior dislocation of the shoulder joint, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulders. Frozen shoulders are most commonly found in people around the age of 50 and are also known as fifty shoulders. Common symptoms include local pain in the shoulder joint and mobility disorders. If the above conditions occur, you need to go to a regular hospital to find a specialist for diagnosis.


    Shoulder arthroscopy can solve most shoulder joint diseases and can obtain effective treatment and satisfactory functional rehabilitation after surgery. It is very important for patients to perform functional exercises after surgery. Failure to perform correct functional exercises is likely to lead to shoulder joint adhesion. For patients, the surgery will be done in vain.


   Post-operative functional exercise is generally divided into three stages: morning, middle and late-


   Early-stage: within 1 to 1 month after surgery


   Patients are advised to use the forearm sling, also known as the triangle towel, to hang the affected limb on your neck, keep the upper arm body sagging, elbow joint flexion 90 degrees, and give effective analgesia during chest anterior exercise to ensure functional exercise. Went well. On the first day after surgery, finger fists, extensions, and wrist flexion and back extension exercises can be performed under the guidance of medical staff. The shoulder joint can do some passive activities. Generally, the upper arm of the healthy side can be used to help the affected limb to perform a pendulum-like movement... Usually discharged one week after hospitalization, followed up in the outpatient clinic two weeks later, and started muscle training under the guidance of medical staff, such as supine deltoid muscle training, shrugging, "chest expansion" exercise, internal and external rotation and other length training.


    Mid-term: 5 to 8 weeks after surgery

The patient can remove the forearm sling and do some light exercise that exceeds the head. First, perform shoulder joint assistive activities (such as stick exercises, pulleys). Now basically every community will have similar public Exercise equipment; Secondly, I also need to do some active activities in all directions of the shoulder joint. It is possible to gently rotate your shoulder joint back and forth and left and right. The premise is that I feel no pain in the surgical site.


    Late-stage: Nine to twelve weeks after surgery

Normal activities of the shoulder joint begin to resume. For resistance muscle training, such as lifting dumbbells while standing, it is best to start sports 3 months after surgery.


   The doctor especially reminds: after doing such operations, the patients must be regularly followed by outpatients as instructed by the medical staff, so that the medical staff can correctly guide and urge patients how to perform functional exercises in daily life, as the saying goes. "Three-point surgery, seven-point care," patients must pay attention to the importance of functional exercise after surgery.


    It is best to prevent the disease before it happens, and the daily protection of the shoulder joint is very important. Always pay attention to the shoulder joint to keep warm, do not move too heavy items, pay attention to the combination of work and rest when doing housework, do not make him overworked during physical exercise, try to avoid some unnecessary collisions. This can greatly reduce the incidence of shoulder joint disease.