Fracture of the surgical neck of the shoulder (humerus)


Rehabilitation for a shoulder neck fracture

After a constructive treatment of fracture of the neck of the shoulder, patients need a fairly long rehabilitation. The program of rehabilitation measures begins with the restoration of physical activity of patients. For them a special set of exercises is developed, separately for the upper and lower extremities.

In the mandatory order of this category of patients it is recommended to perform:

  • respiratory gymnastics

  • complex of finger exercises

  • joint development

  • motion of the upper limbs in different planes

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    to strain the muscles of the shoulder girdle, etc.

Patients can undergo rehabilitation both at home and in medical institutions where there are specially equipped classrooms. Each exercise should be repeated 8-10 times, while carefully listening to your own body and stopping the training immediately if pain occurs. The complex of physical exercises must be performed daily. It is recommended to do 3-4 approaches, each of which lasts at least 15 minutes.

In addition to physical education, rehabilitation includes a complex of physiotherapy procedures, which can be considered as:

  • magnetotherapy;

  • diadynamic therapy

  • UHF

  • massage

  • phonophoresis

  • salt baths

  • mud treatment

  • electrophoresis

  • visiting the pool, etc.

Massage of this category of patients should be carried out by well-trained specialists who use modern technique, based on intermittent vibrations. For these purposes, the masseur uses either fingers or a wooden hammer, the purpose of which is to perform light taps on the plaster bandage of the patient, in the area of ​​the fracture.

Over time, patients are encouraged to increase physical activity, especially in the area of ​​the injured shoulder. Daily exercises, the time which should be increased to 40 minutes, the patient should perform only after a thorough warm-up, during which all joints of the upper limbs and shoulder girdle are worked and heated. After the first course of exercise, you should perform a set of breathing exercises, the purpose of which is to relax the muscles.

The final phase of rehabilitation includes a complex of more complex exercises aimed at restoring the coordination, strength and dexterity of the patient. The daily physical education course includes throws and catching the ball, transferring it to a partner, etc. After completing the rehabilitation, patients completely restore their professional and household activities.


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