Rehab Protocols Following Shoulder Surgery

    Rehabilitation of the operative shoulder begins preoperatively, with a discussion between the surgeon and the patient about what the patient can expect from the rehab process and how his or her participation in rehab plays a significant role in the outcome.

    At last year’s ICJR Shoulder Course, we asked 3 experienced surgeons – Stephen J. O'Brien, MD, MBA, from Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; Emilie V. Cheung, MD, from Stanford University, Stanford, California; and J. Michael Wiater, MD, from William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan – to discuss their protocols for rehab following shoulder surgery.

    Dr. O’Brien addresses rehab following surgical procedures other than shoulder arthroplasty, while Dr. Cheung and Dr. Wiater share their thoughts on rehabilitation following anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

    Click the images below to hear their comments.

    Steven O’Brien, MD

    Emilie V. Cheung, MD

    J. Michael Wiater, MD

    Producer: Susan Doan-Johnson; Director: Charles Maynard; Post Production: Ryan Waczek