What is included in postoperative care following surgery for spinal accessory nerve (SAN) injury?

Updated: Feb 09, 2018
  • Author: Rohan R Walvekar, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The postoperative rehabilitation can vary depending on the individual preferences and institutional protocols. However, the goal of postoperative care is early rehabilitation gradually graded from passive to active physiotherapy along with shoulder immobilization for short periods (approximately 7 days) to facilitate appropriate shoulder alignment.


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