Your recovery at home
It is important to follow our instructions carefully after you return home. You should ask someone to check on you that evening.
Swelling. Keep your operative extremity elevated above the level of your heart a ...
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 gradua ...
Supine, operative arm on Parker table; If gracilis autograft, secure non-operative leg
Bair hugger to lower body
Arm – 18” with 4” webril and clear 1010 (as high as poss ...
Week 0 – 1
Immobilized in a posterior splintIce and modalities to reduce pain and inflammation
Week 2 – 4
Changed to hinged elbow braceBrace setting at 30 degrees of extension to full flexionPassive/active assisted motion between 30 degrees ...
Phase I –Immediate Post Operative Phase
• Week 1
o Posterior splint at 90° elbow flexion for 7 days
o Brace: application of functional brace set at 30-100° at day 7-10 after splint removed o ROM: wrist AROM ext/flexion o Elbow c ...
I. Initial Phase (Week 1)
Goals: Full wrist and elbow ROM Decrease swelling Decrease pain Prevent muscle atrophy Day of Surgery Posterior Splint to Elbow Joint for 5-7 days PROM wrist & hand
Post-op Day 1 and 2 Posterio ...
Weeks 0 – 1
Short leg splintNon-weightbearingSutures out at first post-operative visit
Weeks 2 – 4
Weeks 4 – 6
Begin weightbearing in the walking bootStart PTDorsiflexion/plantarflexion exercises
Weeks 6 ...