Shoulder Rehabilitation

Simulation of physical exercises

Project Info

Start date:
April 2014

End date:
December 2014

Funding:
University Hospitals of Geneva

Coordinator:
Artanim

Summary

Strengthening of shoulder muscles in rehabilitation protocols and sport practice can be achieved by a wide range of different exercises and several types of technique. In presence of a rotator cuff lesion, articular cartilage pathology or instability, recommendations for design of a shoulder strength training protocol aim at avoiding or minimizing subacromial impingement and stress on the articular cartilages or labrum. Very limited objective data is at disposable to emit such recommendations.

The goal of this study is to capture and simulate 30 to 50 rehabilitation exercises to study the impact on the glenohumeral joint (e.g. cartilage’s compression, incidence of subacromial impingement) and rotator cuff (e.g. tendon lengthening of the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor). Ultimately, this study will better target rehabilitation exercises of the shoulder.

Partners

Artanim
Modeling and simulation of the shoulder

University Hospitals of Geneva – Unit of Physical Medicine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Selection of physical exercises

University Hospitals of Geneva – Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
Medical supervision

Related Publications

Charbonnier C, Lädermann A, Kevelham B, Chagué S, Hoffmeyer P, Holzer N. Shoulder Strengthening Exercises Adapted to Specific Shoulder Pathologies Can Be Selected Using New Simulation Techniques: A Pilot Study, Int J CARS, 13(2):321-330, 2018.
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Charbonnier C, Chagué S, Lädermann A, Holzer N. Évaluation des effets potentiellement délétères d’exercices de l’épaule en fonction des pathologies rencontrées, Congrès de la Société Francophone d’Arthroscopie 2016, Paris, France, Revue de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique, 102(8):S307, December 2016.
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Holzer N, Chagué S, Lädermann A, Ziltener JL, Hoffmeyer P, Charbonnier C. High differences in subacromial space height and gleno-humeral compression according to shoulder muscle exercise type, Swiss Med Wkly, 145(Suppl. 210):32S, 2015.
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Charbonnier C, Kevelham B, Chagué S, Lädermann A, Ziltener JL, Hoffmeyer P, Holzer N. Impact of Shoulder Strengthening Exercises on the Shoulder Joint, 33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, Poitiers, France, June 2015.
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Charbonnier C, Kevelham B, Chagué S, Lädermann A, Ziltener JL, Hoffmeyer P, Holzer N. A Simplified Technique To Estimate Rotator Cuff Elongation During Complex Shoulder Motion, 29th International Congress of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, Int J CARS, June 2015.
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Holzer N, Chagué S, Lädermann A, Ziltener JL, Hoffmeyer P, Charbonnier C. Impact of Shoulder Strengthening Exercises on Subacromial Space Height and on Articular Cartilages and Labrum Compression Using Motion Capture Analysis, 16th EFORT Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2015.
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