Weeks 0 -1
Posterior splint to be worn at all times while the incision heals.
Weeks 1 – 4
Splint removed, and the patient is placed in a hinged elbow brace
Initially the brace is set between 60 and 90 degrees. The arc of motion is gradually increased as long as the motion is pain-free. The goal is to have the brace completely unlocked by 4 weeks.
Physical therapy started to include lower body strength and flexibility, core strengthening, and scapular stabilization.
Weeks 4 – 6
More aggressive elbow and wrist exercises are included while in the brace.
Weeks 6 – 8
Return to hitting and throwing program in the brace
Brace is discontinued
Return to activities as tolerated