Hand Rehabilitation

PIP/DIP Arthrodesis

Sling

When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

No sling You will be discharged on the same day as the operation Rest in splint No lifting

Acute phase (0-2 weeks)

Goals

  • Reduce pain

Rehabilitation

  • Rest in finger splint

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain

Rehabilitation

  • Remain in splint
  • Mobilise other digits

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

  • Regain movement from operated finger
  • Regain strength, proprioception and function

Rehabilitation

  • Wean splint
  • Focus on mobilisation from other joint in operated finger
  • Start pinch, opposition, gripping exercises

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

2 weeks 8 weeks 2 weeks 8 weeks
Matthan Mammen
ELBOW, WRIST AND HAND SPECIALIST

Mr. Matthan Mammen

MS, FRACS (Orth)

Mr. Matthan Mammen is an internationally qualified orthopaedic surgeon, who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

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Shoulder Joint

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Elbow Joint

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Wrist Joint

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Hand Joints

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