Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 61-66
The Effects of Exercise Rehabilitation on Shoulder Range of Motion, ASES Score and VAS After Rotator Cuff Repair
Yongkweon Kim, Department of Exercise Prescription, Jeonju University, Jeonju, South Korea; Bone Sports Rehabilitation Center, Jeonju, South Korea
Haheon Song, Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone Hospital, Jeonju, South Korea
Received: Jul. 4, 2019;       Accepted: Feb. 3, 2020;       Published: Feb. 20, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.rs.20190404.12      View  73      Downloads  64
The purpose of the present study was to report the effect of exercise rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair. This case is a woman (54 years of age) who had been operated on for rotator cuff repair in 2017 and passed six weeks after surgery. Her job is a shop assistant in market. It showed that the ROM of shoulder flexion was deficit 70° from the non-involved side, abduction deficit 135°, internal rotation deficit 60°, external rotation deficit 80° at six weeks after surgery. She had rehabilitation exercise over eight weeks in a specific rehabilitation center. The ROM of shoulder was rapidly improved after two weeks a rehabilitation exercise. And after four weeks a rehabilitation, The ROM of shoulder and Shoulder instability score (ASES) were restored to nearly normal and VAS was well controlled. Shoulder ROM and ASES and VAS remained normal during the eight week rehabilitation exercise after rotator cuff repair. It was very effective to have rehabilitation exercise three times a week after rotator cuff repair. The shoulder range of motion (flexion, abduction, internal rotation and external rotation), ASES and VAS were consistently improved and restored to normal during the eight week rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair.
Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Repair, Exercise Rehabilitation, ROM, ASES
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Yongkweon Kim, Haheon Song, The Effects of Exercise Rehabilitation on Shoulder Range of Motion, ASES Score and VAS After Rotator Cuff Repair, Rehabilitation Science. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 61-66. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20190404.12
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