RCL UCL strain of the MCP joint of the thumb therapy

0 - 6 weeks:

A Hand Based Thumb Spica splint with thumb interphalangeal joint free is constructed for continual wear.

Interphalangeal active range of motion exercises are initiated four times daily.

6 - 8 weeks: (Depending upon stability of the joint) Active and gentle passive range of motion are initiated four times daily.

The splint is changed to a Thumb Sports splint for comfort and protection.

8 - 12 weeks:

The splint is worn only for activities which may result in reinjury.

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