Principal Investigator: Peter Chalmers
Keywords: shoulder arthroplasty , reverse , physical therapy Department: Orthopedic Surgery Operations
IRB Number: 00102088 Co Investigator: Erin Granger
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Upper Extremity
Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation

Contact Information

Erin Granger

Brief Summary

Our central hypothesis is that a simple home rehabilitation protocol should provide outcomes equivalent to those with a supervised physiotherapy protocol, formulated based upon data from prior retrospective research studies.[15, 17] The rationale for the proposed research is that understanding optimal postoperative rehabilitation protocols will maximize the value and satisfaction experienced by the patient

The goal of the study is to compare a structured home exercise program and supervised physiotherapy after primary RTSA by comparing change in range of motion, patient reported outcomes and patient reported pain, after supervised physiotherapy versus a structured home exercise program after RTSA.

Inclusion Criteria

Patients under the care of Dr. Chalmers or Dr. Tashjian, with a pre-operative plan for primary RTSA with an intact teres minor on physical examinationand who are willing to participate in both a supervised or home physical therapy program.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with active infection, undergoing revision, have an incompetent deltoid on physical examination, unwilling to participate in home or structured PT, or meets any of the IRB’s definition of a vulnerable population.