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Table 1 Protocol for conservative treatment

From: Clinical and radiological outcome of conservative vs. surgical treatment of atraumatic degenerative rotator cuff rupture: design of a randomized controlled trial

Weeks 0-4
Maintain scapulothoracic mobility.
Passive anteflexion/abduction 45°, exorotation 10°.
Circumduction training.
Weeks 4-6
Guided active motion.
Weeks 6-12
Active motion guided by pain.
Active coordination and stability training.
Weeks 12--
Start strength training. Optimize mobility, coordination and stability training