Post-Operative Guidelines for Pectoral Major Repair Rehab Protocol
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Sling at all times.
Keep incision dry
May begin active/passive elbow/wrist/hand ROM
Continue elbow/wrist/hand ROM
Shoulder passive ROM only:
Keep arm in front of axillary line. (no shoulder extension)
Supine FF to 90°
ER to 30°
Begin Cuff Isometrics
May D/C sling
Begin Active/Active Assist shoulder motion
Restore Full passive shoulder ROM (No Limits)
Cuff/Scapular stabilizer strengthening
Week 12- 6 Months
Progress with strengthening
Allow light bench press
May resume full strengthening activities at 6 months
Please note that these instructions are general guidelines to be followed; however, any written or verbal instructions provided by Dr. Nwachukwu supersede the instructions below and should be followed.
Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA is an orthopedic shoulder, knee and hip specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), nationally ranked as the best in orthopedics for 10 years by U.S. News & World Report. His academic credentials include undergrad at Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, residency at HSS, and sports medicine fellowship training at world-renowned Rush University. Dr. Nwachukwu is a member of the HSS Hip Preservation Service team that brings together the expertise and experience of some of the best hip surgeons in New York City, NY and the USA. He is a professional sports Team Physician for New York Red Bulls and NBA Player’s Association; previously serving the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox.