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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12716
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Free Shoulder ROM on POD 15 Improves Pain and Functionality Following Mastectomy and Reconstruction

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OrthoEvidence. Free Shoulder ROM on POD 15 Improves Pain and Functionality Following Mastectomy and Reconstruction. ACE Report. 2020;9(12):21. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12716

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Early Free Range-of-Motion Upper Limb Exercises After Mastectomy and Immediate Implant-Based Reconstruction Are Safe and Beneficial: A Randomized Trial.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Nov;27(12):4750-4759.

Contributing Authors: SKL Almeida-Rizzi CAS Haddad PS Giron PVG Figueira S Elias G Facina ACP Nazario A Estevao

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Sixty-two women with breast cancer scheduled for a mastectomy and implant-based reconstruction were randomized to receive either unrestricted range of motion or limited range of motion exercises from post-operative day (POD) 15 to POD 30. The primary outcomes of interest were the incidence of dehiscence, seroma, infection and necrosis. Secondary outcomes of interest included shoulder range of moti...

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