Total Shoulder Replacement
Severe osteo or rheumatoid arthritis where the predominant feature is pain
|Day 5-3 weeks||
|3 weeks +
Level 2 exercises
|6 Weeks +||
|Week 3||50% of pre-op active ROM|
|Week 6||Passive ROM to at least pre-op level|
|Week 12||Active ROM to at least pre-op level|
Improvement continues for 18 months to 2 years and the patients should continue exercising until their maximum potential has been reached
Return to functional activities
|Driving||After 4 weeks|
|Lifting||Light lifting can begin at 3 weeks.
Avoid lifting heavy items for 6 months.
|Return to work||Sedentary job: 6 weeks
Manual job: Guided by Surgeon