Was reviewing for a new patient today and came across this article. Even though it is from 2005 I think it still contains great information and is worth the read. Pus it has a protocol that is a good reference for time frames post op.

Open Source Article Found Here: Current Concepts in the Recognition and Treatment of Superior Labral (SLAP) Lesions

Pathology of the superior aspect of the glenoid labrum (SLAP lesion) poses a significant challenge
to the rehabilitation specialist due to the complex nature and wide variety of etiological factors
associated with these lesions. A thorough clinical evaluation and proper identification of the extent
of labral injury is important to determine the most appropriate nonoperative and/or surgical
management. Postoperative rehabilitation is based on the specific surgical procedure as well as the
extent, location, and mechanism of labral pathology and associated lesions. Emphasis is placed on
protecting the healing labrum, while gradually restoring range of motion, strength, and dynamic
stability of the glenohumeral joint. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the
anatomy and pathomechanics of SLAP lesions and review specific clinical examination techniques
used to identify these lesions, including 3 newly described tests. Furthermore, a review of the
current surgical management and postoperative rehabilitation guidelines is provided. J Orthop
Sports Phys Ther 2005;35:273-291.

Authors:
Kevin E. Wilk, DPT1
Michael M. Reinold, DPT, ATC, CSCS 2
Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD3
Christopher A. Arrigo, PT, MS 4
Michael W. Moser, MD5
James R. Andrews, MD6

Key Words: dynamic stability, glenohumeral, rehabilitation, shoulder

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