Sling

When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

2 weeks 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

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain
  • Commence range of movement

Rehabilitation

  • Change into removal splint
  • Passive to active assisted wrist range of movement exercises

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

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

Rehabilitation

  • Wean splint
  • Progress range of movement to full active functional range
  • Load wrist as tolerated
  • Strengthening exercises forearm and wrist

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

8 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 3 months

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