Elbow and Post-Op Shoulder
Hello again. You are now getting into the meat and potatoes of the review course. You can probably see that it would be easy to fall behind. I encourage you to be diligent and try to set aside time each week to study. Remember that it is nearly impossible to go through ALL of this content. Use the quizzes to help you target your areas of weakness.
The arm and elbow account for only 5% of questions on the OCS test so we will continue to work on the shoulder during this week. Make sure you are comfortable with the phases of rehab after various surgeries. In particular make note of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and the general restrictions to strengthening in these surgeries early on. Don't get bogged down in all of the protocols - instead look for themes. For example: With a large to massive rotator cuff tear the rehab typically includes a prolonged period of immobilization... where with a small tear the rehab is more aggressive. Another example is that with a biceps tenodesis (as part of another surgery) you'd wisely avoid isotonic strengthening for the first 6 weeks... that sort of thing. Understanding the surgery and soft tissue healing timeframes is a good start... first question is 'how do I protect the repair in question?'.
Like most weeks, start off with the quiz and by surveying the mind map, then review the articles for the week (see below).
Elbow rehab: Wilk et al., 2004
Epicondylitis Editorial: Waugh, 2005
SLAP Rehab: Wilk et al., 2005
Rotator Cuff Repair Review
Remember to utilize the 1 page summary sheet for the week as you review content. Don't forget to document the types of errors you make during the quiz on your portfolio spreadsheet.
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