If a post-operative patient has had alternate or additional surgical procedures, you may modify the treatment protocol as appropriate based on the procedures they received. For example, if an
operative patient had a debridement only, you should follow the post-operative treatment protocol but may advance the patient through each phase as tolerated (as opposed to adhering strictly to the time-based stages). If a patient had a SLAP repair (in addition to or instead of a rotator cuff repair),  the surgeon’s guidelines/restrictions should be incorporated into the treatment protocol as appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact your site lead physical therapist.