This supportive device is an important tool in the recovery and rehabilitation of any successful shoulder surgery.
At Orthobility bracing, we carry various brands of immobilizers from Donjoy to Coreflex and many more top brands recommended by surgeons. The client is responsible for bringing the brace with them, on the day of the surgery. The immobilizer is mandatory to have before the patient gets released after their surgery is completed.
Each patient who purchase and gets sized for an immobilizer is should know how to correctly put the brace on and take it off, so they can do it themselves when the time comes. There is also a video, should they forget or need a refresher.
The brace is recommended to be worn for 4-6 weeks post-surgery , 23 hours a day. The brace can be removed for short periods throughout the day for bathing and some simple exercises approved by the surgeon.
Sleeping while wearing the brace is included in the daily time frame and can be tricky. Most clients often find sleeping in a seated or semi reclined position the most comfortable.
Cold therapy is recommended to reduce swelling and should be applied for 15 minutes every few hours for the first week, in combination with the immobilizer. As swelling becomes less prominent, the number of times cold therapy needs to be applied is reduced.
About 2 weeks after surgery, a follow up appointment is required with the surgeon. Physiotherapy is usually recommended at this point to complete the full recovery of the surgery.
Please call us at Orthobility Bracing to answer any questions, book an appointment for sizing an immobilizer, or anything else related to a shoulder injury. We can help. 289-724-1956Please call us at 289-724-1956
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