American Family Children's Hospital

Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Shoulder Manipulation

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent shoulder manipulation at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and September 2013.
  • Patients: 13
  • Average age: 47 (range 34-67)
  • Gender: 48 percent females, 52 percent males

Shoulder Function


As measured by QuickDASH. A score of 100 is optimal.  

Pre-surgery 56.2
One year post-surgery 84.7


Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by the SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 58 58 47 79 54 82 77.5 65.5
Post-surgery 81.3 83.3 72.9 75 66.7 89.6 80.2 66.7



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.