Anterior shoulder dislocations cause chronic disability, often requiring surgery. Latarjet procedures are considered when the anterior glenoid fractures during shoulder dislocation. Latarjet procedures show positive outcomes with low dislocation recurrence rates, although rehabilitation guidelines are not well established. This Level-3 CASE report will compare two rehabilitation protocols.
Our patient’s progress was significantly delayed compared to Murphy et al.’s patient. Although they had similar strength and ROM deficits in week 2, our patient required an additional 15 weeks to make similar gains. Also, our patient did not begin aggressive overhead activity until 10 weeks after Murphy et al.’s patient. Murphy et al.’s patient returned to limited participation in week 8 and full participation in week 10, while our patient did not return to limited participation until week 16.
Wienkamp, Philip and Jutte, Lisa S.
"Comparison of Rehabilitation Programs Following a Latarjet Procedure: A Level 3 Case Study,"
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association: Vol. 8:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/jsmahs/vol8/iss1/10
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