For arthrosis: Shoulder follow-up treatment to remain pain-freePatients with arthrosis are generally not able to load and use their shoulder to full capacity prior to surgery. A shoulder that has been operated on therefore requires time to become fully mobile again. The objective of the follow-up treatment phase is for you to be able to fully utilise your shoulder in everyday life, without any pain.
Rehabilitation and aftercare
Rehab after the implantation of a shoulder prosthesis
Rehabilitation after an inverse and anatomical shoulder prosthesis differ greatly. If you received an anatomical shoulder joint, we recommend immobilising the shoulder in a bandage for around four to six weeks to ensure the tendon heals. During this time, you should only perform passive movement exercises with your physiotherapist. Intensive outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation is not yet recommended during this phase. Starting from the fourth or sixth week, you will start doing active exercises to increase the range of mobility. If good and pain-free mobility is achieved, strength training will follow. Follow-up treatment takes approximately three to four months. Strength training exercises for the shoulder muscles in particular should be performed longer.
After the implantation of inverse shoulder prostheses, active movement can commence earlier. The shoulder generally has to be immobilised in a sling for one to three weeks. Inpatient rehabilitation can take place directly after the hospital stay. Similar to the anatomical prosthesis, first, the mobility of the shoulder joint is improved, then, progressive strength training is started. Our patients usually achieve adequate everyday functionality after six weeks.