Program Of Therapeutic Exercises In Patients Operated Surgicallly By Arthroscopic Acromioplasty: A Study Protocol
Objectives: To know the effectiveness of a domiciliary programm of therapeutic exercises, performed previously to the beginning of the treatment, in patients surgically treated by arthroscopic acromioplasty.
Methods: We will conduct a randomized controlled trial in a sample of 20 patients, randomly distributed into two groups: experimental group n = 10 patients and control group n = 10 patients. Both groups will receive a physiotherapy treatment protocol at the Hospital de Utrera (Seville, Spain), before the surgical intervention. The experimental group will also receive a program of therapeutic exercises, which will be performed by them at home, before the physiotherapy treatment. We will evaluate patients twice, in the first and last session of Physiotherapy. The variables that will be evaluated include the painful perception (visual analogue scale -EVA), joint mobility (goniometry) and the degree of functionality through (Constant scale).
Results & Discussion: In this research project, we intend to analyze, if there is an added benefit, when performing the Home Therapeutic Exercise Program prior to the beginning of the Physiotherapy treatment protocol. In this case, we think that these factors could condition a decrease in the physiotherapy sessions necessary for the recovery of patients.
Key Words: Shoulder impingement syndrome, impingement, rotator cuff, subacromial impingement syndrome, physical therapy, exercise movement techniches, acromioplasty, surgery.
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