S/P SLAP Repair

SLAP Repair Protocol


  • 3 x 3 weeks

Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine

  • Exercise
  • Modalities as Needed
  • Home Exercise Program

Rehabilitation Protocol

  • PROM as tolerated immediately; advance to AAROM.  AROM as tolerated to 90 degrees forward flexion and Abduction; External rotation to neutral may begin immediately.
  • Pulleys OK.
  • Isometrics may begin immediately.
  • Elbow and wrist ROM begin immediately.
  • RC strengthening may begin immediately, especially Ext Rotation & Scaption to tolerance within least painful ROM .
  • AVOID biceps strengthening until 6 weeks post-op
  • Progress remaining RC strengthening as tolerated.
  • Modalities prn.
  • Instruct on HEP:  stick PROM, wall walks, etc.
  • ROM restrictions & protocol changes will depend upon repair size, patient age, and patient activity level.
  • If any questions or concerns, please feel free to call.