Sydney Shoulder Specialists

Patient Information - Shoulder Surgery & Rehabilitation - Dr Allan Young

Patient Information - Shoulder Surgery - Dr Allan Young


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- (Updated April 2016)

This information sheet will help you prepare for your arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery. It is important that you understand and follow the rehabilitation guidelines to give yourself the best chance of recovery from surgery. If you have any concerns or questions at any time, please discuss with these with Dr Young or your therapist.

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Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction for Anterior Instability
- (Updated November 2015)

Arthroscopic reconstruction has become the most common surgical treatment of anterior shoulder instability. With the use of modern techniques, instruments and materials, the success rate of the operation is very high with a low complication rate. However, there is still a failure rate of 5 to 10%, i.e. up to 1 in 10 patients will have further episodes of subluxation or dislocation after surgery. Therefore, it is important that you protect your shoulder in the early stages following surgery and follow your rehabilitation programme.

This information sheet will help you prepare for your arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction for anterior instability surgery. If you have any concerns or questions at any time, please discuss with these with Dr Young or your therapist.

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The Latarjet Operation for Shoulder Reconstruction

The Latarjet operation was first described by a French surgeon Dr Michel Latarjet and has been used very successfully to reconstruct shoulders with recurrent anterior instability. The modern version of the original technique prevents further episodes of dislocation in 98-99% of patients and has a very low complication rate [1]. The operation is ideally suited for contact athletes, patients with increased shoulder laxity, failed previous shoulder reconstructions or if there is significant bone damage.

This information sheet will help you prepare for your Latarjet operation for shoulder reconstruction. If you have any concerns or questions at any time, please discuss with these with Dr Young or your therapist.

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Shoulder Replacement Surgery
- (Updated August 2016)

This information sheet will help you prepare for your shoulder replacement surgery. It is important that you understand and follow the rehabilitation guidelines to give yourself the best chance of recovery from surgery. If you have any concerns or questions at any time, please discuss these with Dr Young or your therapist.

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Shoulder Surgery Rehabilitation: The Jean-Pierre Liotard (JPL) Technique


Non-Operative Stretching Protocol for Treating Frozen Shoulder