A Wrist Immobilization splint is applied in 15 degrees of dorsiflexion for continual wear for 4-6 weeks. The patient is instructed in friction massage. Ice and Electrical stimulation are instituted 3 times a week for 10 treatments. Splint is discontinued at a time determined by the physician.
0 - 1 week:
Postoperative dressing is removed.
Active and gentle Passive Range of Motion exercises are initiated 15 min/hr.
Desensitization and edema management are instituted.
Pronation and elbow extension stretching exercises are instituted 4 time a day.
Strengthening is initiated in accordance with patients comfort level using putty, hand helper, and theraband.
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