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Kirsten Buchanan



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Subacromial impingement syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by shoulder pain and altered glenohumeral kinematics. Conservative treatment can include physical therapy and corticosteroid injections. Surgical option includes subacromial decompression (SAD). Most patients who undergo SAD are approximately 50-60 years old. There is little to no evidence regarding rehabilitation of young, healthy individuals following SAD. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the conservative protocol of a young, healthy gymnast who underwent SAD and rotator cuff [RC] surgery.

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Physical Therapy

Conservative Physical Therapy Protocol After Subacromial Decompression And Labral Debridement In A Young Former Competitive Gymnast: A Case Report



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