Wrist Rehabilitation

Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction/ Repair

Sling

When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

6 weeks You will be discharged on the same day as the operation Rest in plaster/splint No lifting

Acute phase (0-2 weeks)

Goals

  • Reduce pain

Rehabilitation

  • Rest in plaster

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain

Rehabilitation

  • Change to splint
  • Shoulder and elbow range of movement exercises

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

  • Regain function of wrist
  • Regain strength, proprioception and function

Rehabilitation

  • Commence range of movement in wrist with progression from passive to active
  • Respect pain at end range flexion/extension
  • Focus on active finger flexion and extension
  • Improve dart throwers motion
  • Hand grip exercises

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

2 weeks 6 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks

 

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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