Driving After Shoulder Surgery
Patients undergoing a shoulder arthroplasty or rotator cuff repair will be enrolled in the study. Patients will be asked to undergo driving simulator assessments post-operatively in ATI Physical Therapy for up to 12 weeks after surgery in order to determine when it may be safe for them to return to driving. Additional assessments include patient-reported outcomes, range of motion, and strength measures, which are all standard of care. Study participation concludes when the patient passes the driving simulator test.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
Arms and Interventions
|Other: Driving assessment
All subjects will undergo a driving assessment(s) following shoulder surgery.
Other: Driving simulator
Computer simulated driving assessment
Primary Outcome Measures
- Driving Assessment [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Clinical Driving Simulator
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Range of Motion [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Measuring shoulder range of motion
- Strength [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Measuring shoulder strength
- Visual Analog Pain Score [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Patient reported level of pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being extreme pain and 0 being no pain
- Single Alpha Numeric Evaluation of the shoulder [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Percentage of normal for affected shoulder between 0 and 100, with 100 being a perfectly "normal" shoulder and 0 being a completely "abnormal" shoulder
- Veterans Rand 12 Item Health Survey [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Patient reported quality of life. Score contains a physical component and mental component score. Both scales are continuous and values range from 0 to 70, with higher scoring indicating higher physical and mental component scores
- Brief Resilience Scale [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Patient reported resilience on a scale of 0 to 30, with 30 indicating high resilience and 0 indicating low resilience
- Shoulder function [surgery through 12 weeks post-op]
Shoulder function as measured by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons assessment
Patients undergoing either Rotator Cuff Repair or Shoulder arthroplasty from participating surgeon
Patients receiving physical therapy from ATI Patewood clinic
Must be able and willing to complete all study assessments and to be followed for the full course of the study.
Must be able to read, write and follow instructions in English.
In the opinion of the investigator, is that they subject is competent to participate in study activities
Prior to injury, patient was routinely driving.
Prior shoulder surgery in the last 90 day
Individuals with a history of any underlying neurological conditions
Contacts and Locations
LocationsNo locations specified.
Sponsors and Collaborators
- The Hawkins Foundation
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.