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- Published: Mar 2017
- ACE Report #9547
AAOS2017: Early rehabilitation safe and effective following reverse TSA
Study Type: Randomized Trial
OE Level of Evidence: N/A
Journal Level of Evidence: N/A
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Why was this study needed now?
A standardized rehabilitation protocol has not been established for the management of patients following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. A randomized clinical trial was needed to assess if there were significant differences in range of motion and clinical outcomes between immediate and delayed rehabilitation.
What was the principal research question?
Following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, were there significant differences in range of motion and clinical outcomes between immediate and delayed rehabilitation protocols, when assessed over a 12-month period?
|Population:||89 patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty; 49 had completed 6-month follow-up (24 delayed and 25 immediate) and 36 had completed 12-month follow-up at the time of presentation.|
|Intervention:||Delayed Rehabilitation Group: Patients were immobilized using a sling for 6 weeks following the procedure prior to starting physical therapy|
|Comparison:||Immediate Rehabilitation Group: Patients underwent sling immobilization for 1 week then physical therapy focused on active and passive range of motion|
|Outcomes:||Outcomes included the American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon (ASES) score, range of motion, and adverse events.|
|Methods:||RCT: Double Blind|
|Time:||Follow-up planned for 6 weeks and 3, 6, and 12 months|
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