Which exercises to prescribe in postoperative rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair?


Birgit Castelein, New in

Designing an optimal postoperative loading protocol for our patients with rotator cuff repair might be a challenge. Exercises are important in the early postoperative stages to improve range of motion (ROM) and motor perĀ­formance of the shoulder, but it is important not to overĀ­load the repairing cuff. Exercise prescription could be based on known muscle […]

January 11, 2019

Comparison of 2 rehabilitation programs for multidirectional MDI: which exercise program is the best and what is the rationale behind it?


Birgit Castelein, New in

A new study of Warby et al. (2018, BJSM) compared 2 exercise programs of 12 weeks in patients with non-traumatic multidirectional instability. The effect on function and satisfaction (with questionnaires investigating instability, such as WOSI & MISS) and pain, muscle strength, scapular movement was investigated at 6, 12 and 24 weeks. Participants attended a weekly […]

January 11, 2019

Is a non-operative treatment an effective and long-lasting option for patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears?


Birgit Castelein, New in

Both surgical repair as conservative management may serve as treatment options for patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. It is important to know if conservative treatment has also a successful result in the long-term. Boorman et al. (2018, JSES) examined 5-year outcomes of patients with chronic full-thickness rotator cuff tears previously enrolled in a nonoperative, […]

January 11, 2019