What is slap protocol?
This rehabilitation protocol has been developed for the patient following a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior) repair. It is extremely important to protect the biceps/labral complex for 6 weeks post-operatively to allow appropriate healing. This protocol has been divided into phases.
What can you not do after a SLAP repair?
DO NOT lift the arm or move the arm at your shoulder using your muscles. This could damage the repair.
How long does labrum repair last?
It is believed that it takes at least four to six weeks for the labrum to reattach itself to the rim of the bone, and probably another four to six weeks to get strong. Once the labrum has healed to the rim of the bone, it should see stress very gradually so that it can gather strength.
Can you rehab a SLAP tear?
SLAP injuries cannot be healed naturally, and often times surgery is needed to make a full recovery. However, patients usually begin treatment with 6-12 weeks of physical therapy to see how their shoulder responds.
How bad is labrum surgery?
Potential complications of labrum repair Blood vessel damage. Incomplete repair or postoperative failure. Instrument breakage during surgery. Joint stiffness or damage to other joint structures.
Why do SLAP repairs fail?
There are several etiological factors that lead to failed SLAP repair including overconstraint, inadequate labral blood supply for labrum healing, improper postoperative mobilization protocols, and possible overtreatment.
IS SLAP tear surgery painful?
You will be in pain, and although you can mask that pain with pain medications, you may discover that doing so prevents you from taking care of your responsibilities. Your doctor will give you a sling, which he or she will advise you to wear for anywhere between two and four weeks.
What is the rehabilitation protocol for SLAP repair?
Rehabilitation Protocol: SLAP repair Superior Labral Lesion Anterior to Posterior. 1 Continue AAROM overhead pulleys/wand. 2 Shoulder flexion as tolerated (initiate in supine) 3 Abduction/Scaption as tolerated (initiate in sidelying) 4 ER at 0° abduction as tolerated. 5 ER/IR in scapular plane: 6 Gentle IR behind back Therapeutic Exercise.
When to start rehabilitation after a labrum repair?
Rehabilitation after Arthroscopic Labrum Repair of the Shoulder (SLAP) Phase Three: starting 8 to 12 weeks after surgery Goals: 1. Protect the surgical repair 2. Regain full range of motion 3. Continue strengthening progression Activities: Use of the operated arm You may now safely use the arm for normal daily activities involved with dressing,
What is the Arthroscopic labral repair Protocol, II, IV and complex tears?
Arthroscopic Labral Repair Protocol-Type II, IV, and Complex Tears: The intent of this protocol is to provide the clinician with a guideline of the post-operative rehabilitation course of a patient that has undergone an arthroscopic labral repair. It is no means
Can a type IV SLAP tear be repaired?
Type IV SLAP lesionsinvolve a bucket-handle tear of the superior labrum in which the tear extends into the biceps tendon. The torn biceps tendon and labrum are displaced into the joint. Complex SLAPlesions involve a combination of two or more SLAP types, usually II and III or II and IV. Repair of Type II SLAP Lesion1: