Ulna Shortening And DRUJ Reconstruction/Repair

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 slab

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain

Rehabilitation

  • Change to removal splint
  • Commence wrist range of movement exercises, respecting pain
  • Scar massage and oedema control

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

  • Wean splint
  • Regain range of movement, proprioception and function
  • Regain grip strength

Rehabilitation

  • Wean splint
  • Regain full functional range of movement
  • Load wrist and regain grip strength

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

6 weeks 8 weeks 6 weeks 3 months

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