deQuervains tenosynovitis postoperative therapy

0 - 1 week:

Postoperative dressing.

1 week:

The postoperative dressing is removed.

Desensitization is initiated as soon as the wound is accessible. Scar massage is emphasized and is initiated as soon as sutures were removed.

3 weeks:

Range of motion and strengthening of ulnar and radial wrist deviation and thumb full composite extension and full composite flexion are instituted and emphasized.

A light dressing and edema control are applied as needed.

Active and Passive Range of Motion exercises are initiated 15 min/hr.

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