Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

www.fixmyshoulder.co.uk

c/o Emma Shires

emma.shires2@bmichoice.co.uk

Tel: 01706 869025

Practice Address:

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road

Rochdale

OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

Arthroscopic Sub Acromial Decompression (ASAD)

Aims:           

To decompress the impingement between rotator cuff tendon and acromion

Sling:         

For comfort only. Aim to wean from sling during daytime by day 4.

Aim to wean from sling completely by 2 weeks

Restrictions:        

None. Pain and common sense

From day 1:     

Hand and elbow exercises- active and passive

Pendulums/circling

Active external rotation

Shoulder shrugs and scapula setting

Active assisted flexion and abduction as pain allows

 

1-3 weeks:       

Push active assisted and active movements as pain allows

May require gentle stretches to maximise progression

Isometric strengthening

 

3 weeks +:      

Progress on range of movement.

Strengthening

 

Sports:       

Swimming after 3 weeks (front crawl after 6-8 weeks)

Golf from 6 weeks

Avoid heavy ADLs or sport >90 degs flexion and abduction for up to 3 months

 

Driving:        

As pain allows- normally 7-10 days