Midcarpal Arthrodesis Therapy

2 weeks:

The postoperative dressing is removed.

A Short Arm Thumb Spica cast is applied.

Active Range of Motion exercises are initiated to the digits four to six times daily.

10 - 12 weeks:

The cast is removed.

Active Range of Motion exercises to the wrist are initiated 15 min/hr.

A Wrist and Thumb static splint is constructed to be worn between exercises sessions and at night for protection.

16 weeks:

Passive Range of Motion exercises and progressive wrist strengthening exercises are initiated.

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