Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines

Doctor working on man's shoulder

Standardized, consensus and evidence derived post-operative shoulder rehabilitation guidelines for patients following Arthroscopic Bankart, Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repairs and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and physicians known as SURGE (Shoulder and Elbow Research Group of Edmonton).

These guidelines provide a common platform from which physical therapists, surgeons and physicians can work. The hope is that these new guidelines will lead to improved, standardized care for post-operative shoulder patients, as well as provide information that is appropriate (to the specific surgical procedure and patient), beneficial and worthwhile (providing the user with useful, easy to interpret information).

SURGE Rehabilitation Guidelines Development

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines

  1. Arthroscopic Bankart Repair (PDF)
  2. STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair (PDF)
  3. NON-STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair (MOV)
  4. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (PDF)
  5. Posterior Labral Repair (PDF)