Tendon Transfer (EI to EPL)

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 plaster splint

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain
  • Protect surgical repair

Rehabilitation

  • Change into scaphoid brace

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

  • Regain hand range of movement
  • Regain strength, proprioception and function

Rehabilitation

  • Commence thumb and hand range of movement
  • Thumb opposition and strength exercises from 12 weeks

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

8 weeks 12 weeks 8 weeks 4 months

 

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