Hand Rehabilitation

Tendon Transfer (EI to EPL)

Sling

When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

No slingYou will be discharged on the same day as the operationRest in splintNo 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 weeks12 weeks8 weeks4 months

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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