Surgical Patients

Surgical Patients2018-04-23T18:03:16+00:00

Your Sling

In most cases, you will be issued a sling on the day of your surgery immediately following the procedure. Unless specifically instructed otherwise, the sling should be worn so that your forearm is almost perpendicular to your torso, as if you are “shooting from the hip.” The picture below demonstrates proper sling position. Your forearm should not be pressed in front of your torso.

Correct Position

Incorrect Position (unless specifically told otherwise)

Your Ice Machine

Cryotherapy is an incredibly valuable tool in controlling pain and swelling after surgery. Studies have shown a clear decrease in narcotic pain medications requirements and the decrease in swelling and inflammation helps to facilitate motion restoration and healing. The devices are typically rented and used with a custom sleeve for ~2-3 weeks after surgery.

Shoulder Conditions & Procedures

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Instability and Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Acromioclavicular Joint (AC Joint) Separation
  • Acromioclavicular Joint (AC) Osteoarthritis
  • Latissimus Dorsi Transfer

Knee Conditions & Procedures

  • ACL Tear
  • Multi-ligament Knee Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • High Tibial Knee Osteotomy

Elbow Conditions & Procedures

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Olecranon Fracture Treatment
  • Radial Head Fracture Care