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Please be aware that general anesthesia or sedation will temporarily affect your co-ordination and reasoning skills, so you must not drive, drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign legal documents for 24 hours afterwards. If you're in any doubt about driving, contact your motor insurer so that you're aware of their recommendations, and always follow your surgeon’s advice.

 

You will need to rest until the effects of the anesthetic have passed. After a local anesthetic it may take several hours before the feeling comes back into your arm. At this time please take special care to not to bump or knock the area.

 

It is also recommended that a friend or relative stays with you for the first 24 hours after you have been discharged from the Hospital.

 

Advice will be given prior to your discharge regarding pain relief and caring for any dressing. You will be reviewed by a Physiotherapist, one week after your procedure.

 

You may need pain relief to help with any discomfort as the anesthetic wears off. This will be reviewed by our nursing team on the day.

 

While in the post operative phase follow-up consultations are usually booked at: 3 Weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months and if needed 1 year after surgery.

 

This is a series of physiotherapy exercises that you will find helpful and that your Consultant and Physiotherapist may advise you to follow as part of your treatment.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ONLY DO EXERCISES APPROVED AND GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR CONSULTANT OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST.

1. Posture

2. Scapular Stabilization

3. Sling

4. Self Stretching APROM

5. Self Stretching Dr. Liotard

7. Strengthening

9. Proprioception

6. Deltoid Strengthening

8. Scapular Facilitation

10. Stretching Advanced

For more information on physiotherapy

For more information on exercises and postoperative care, please contact us on 0118 902 8055 or email info@readingshoulderunit.com or for more contact information please go here RSU Secretaries

Physiotherapy exercises – Post-operative
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