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Shoulder Surgery Rehabilitation

A Teamwork Approach

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
  • Silvia Bellachioma


  • Equips practitioners to provide optimal rehabilitation for patients who have undergone shoulder surgery

  • Explains the relevance of pathologies, surgical technique, and complications to rehabilitation

  • Facilitates effective teamwork between rehabilitation staff and surgeons


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Giovanni Di Giacomo, Silvia Bellachioma, Elena Silvestri
    Pages 1-65
  3. John E. Kuhn, Rebecca N. Dickinson, Woodley Desir
    Pages 67-92
  4. Giovanni Di Giacomo, Todd S. Ellenbeker, Elena Silvestri, Silvia Bellachioma
    Pages 93-164
  5. W. Ben Kibler, Aaron Sciascia
    Pages 165-182
  6. Kevin E. Wilk, Todd R. Hooks, James R. Andrews
    Pages 183-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This book aims to equip physiotherapists rehabilitation specialists and orthopedics to provide the best possible care for patients who have undergone surgery for a range of the more common shoulder pathologies, including fractures of the proximal third of the humerus, arthritis and prosthesis of glenohumeral joint, glenohumeral instability, rotator cuff lesions, other athletic injuries of the shoulder . It does so by presenting information on various aspects of the conditions and their surgical treatment and explaining clearly how these are directly relevant to rehabilitation. Among the topics covered are functional anatomy, imaging, treatment indications, surgical techniques and materials, peri- and postoperative complications, and communication with the patient. The book will promote effective teamwork, conducted using the same language, between the surgeon and the rehabilitator, and will facilitate the development and implementation of a rehabilitation program that has the best chance of effecting a speedy and complete recovery in each individual case.


Complications of shoulder surgery Fractures of the proximal third of the humerus Glenohumeral instability Rehabilitation teamwork Rotator cuff injuries Arthritis and prosthesis of gleno humeral joint Athletic injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Di Giacomo
    • 1
  • Silvia Bellachioma
    • 2
  1. 1.Concordia Hospital for Special SurgeryRomeItaly
  2. 2.Concordia Hospital for Special SurgeryRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Shoulder Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Book Subtitle A Teamwork Approach
  • Editors Giovanni Di Giacomo
    Silvia Bellachioma
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24854-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79690-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24856-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 202
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 201 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Medicine/Public Health, general
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