Post Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for AC Joint Reconstruction
Please note that these instructions are general guidelines to be followed; however, any written or verbal instructions provided by Dr. Verma or either Physician Assistant supersede the instructions below and should be followed.
No formal PT x6 weeks
Sling for 6 weeks
AROM at elbow and wrist only
Grip strengthening OK
PROM 0-90 FF, 0-45 ABD MAX, ER/IR as tolerated
Elbow / wrist / hand ROM ok
NO cross body adduction for 8 weeks
Isometric exercises in all planes
NO RROM shoulder flexion until 12 weeks post-op
Progressive full AAROM > AROM of the shoulder
Isotonic shoulder exercises
NO RROM shoulder flexion until 12 week post-op, and has regained range of motion.