Exercise & Dislocated Shoulder Surgery

In a systematic review and meta-analysis involving 60 studies and 3598 participants, the combination of surgery and exercise-based interventions was found to be more effective in reducing the risk of recurrence after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. This was compared to rehabilitation exercises alone. Individuals who underwent surgery along with exercise were also potentially more likely to return to activity. The findings support the efficacy of the combined approach in managing traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation.

British Journal of Sports Medicine Dec 2023, 57 (23) 1498-1508; DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2022-106422. Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia.

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