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Effects of Health Care After Supraspinatus Tendon Rupture
In this article, the authors describe postoperative care after tendon rupture of the supraspinatus muscle. Postoperative care during your hospital stay and later in a health centre should provide treatment to reduce pain and restore the original function of the joint without possible recurrence of the rupture.
The research included 30 participants, who underwent surgery to reconstruct the supraspinatus muscle tendon. All participants received 12 treatments. The aim of the study was to research shoulder joint mobility before and after the physiotherapy treatment, and whether patients' gender and their preoperative physical activity influenced the success of the health centre treatment. Statistical significance is 5% (p=0,05). Individual ranges of movement are connected in the range from moderate to strong. Based on the participants gender, statistically significant differences between the abduction movement (p=0.706), anteflexion movement (p=0.122), internal rotation movement as a ratio of the distance from the radial styloid to the seventh cervical vertebra measurement for the left and right side (p=0.345) and external rotation (p=0.527) don’t exist. Statistically significant differences between the patients' preoperative physical activity and the measured ranges of motion for the abduction (p=0.860), anteflexion (p=0.752), internal rotation as a ratio of the distance from the radial styloid to the seventh cervical vertebra measurement for left and right (p=0.072) and external rotation (p=0.427) don’t exist. The 14-day rehabilitation program showed that the health centre treatment was successful for the participants, and that the gender and preoperative physical activity did not affect the rehabilitation outcome.