Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician

Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician

By Hospital for Special Surgery; JeMe Cioppa-Mosca, PT, MBA, Assistant Vice-President, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York; Janet B. Cahill, PT, CSCS, Section Manager, Inpatient Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York; and Carmen Young Tucker, PT, BS, Director, Inpatient Division, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York


1. Total Hip Arthroplasty

2. Total Knee Arthroplasty

3. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

4. Total Elbow Arthroplasty

5. Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

6. Hip Fractures

7. Elbow Fractures and Dislocations

8. Radial Head Replacements

9. Contracture Release of the Elbow

10. Hinged Dynamic External Fixation of the Elbow

11. Distal Radial Fractures

12. Schaphoid Fracture

13. Phalangeal and Metacarpal Fractures

14. Flexor Tendon Repairs

15. Extensor Tendon Repairs

16. Flexor Tenolysis

17. Upper Extremity Sugical Intervention in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: Musculotendinous Procedures

18. Ulnar Nerve Transposition

19. Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty

20. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair

21. Volar Plate Arthroplasty

22. PIP Joint Replacement

23. Dynamic External Fixation of the PIP Joint

24. Dupuytren?s Fascietomy

25. Lower Extremity Surgical Intervention in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: Bone and Musculotendinous Procedures

26. Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

27. Congential Muscular Torticollis

28. Lumbar Microdiscetomy

29. Rehabilitation for Osteoporosis

30. Adult Lumbar Fusion

31. Hip Arthroscopy

32. Rehabilitation following Microfracture Procedure of the Knee

33. Patella Tendon Repair

34. Proximal & Distal Realignment

35. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

36. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

37. Meniscal Repair/Transplantation

38. Rehabilitation following Achilles Tendon Repair

39. Lateral Ankle Reconstruction

40. Rotator Cuff Repair: Arthroscopic and Open

41. Sub-Acromial Decompression

42. Anterior Stabilization Surgery

43. Posterior Stabilization Surgery

44. SLAP Repair

45. UCL Reconstruction