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Michael Fillyaw



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Background: Due to the high degree of available range of motion of the Glenohumeral joint, it is highly susceptible to instability and injury. 98% of all traumatic shoulder dislocations are anterior. Rotator cuff injuries and peripheral nerve injuries are commonly associated with traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations. Very little literature exists on pre-operative PT. Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of pre-operative physical therapy (PT) management including passive range of motion, joint mobilization and exercises for a patient with both a torn rotator cuff and suspected neuropraxic peripheral nerve injury.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here:


Pre-Operative Outpatient Physical Therapy Of A Torn Rotator Cuff And Peripheral Nerve Injury Caused By Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report



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