Hand Rehabilitation

CMC Joint Suspensionplasty

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When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

2 weeksYou will be discharged on the same day as the operationRest in splint/plasterNo lifting

Acute phase (0-2 weeks)

Goals

  • Reduce pain

Rehabilitation

  • Rest in plaster/splint

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain

Rehabilitation

  • Change in thumb splint
  • Gentle passive thumb range of movement
  • No thumb opposition
  • Active finger movements
  • Wrist range of movement

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

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

Rehabilitation

  • Begin active range of movement of the thumb
  • Encourage abduction, adduction, flexion and extension
  • No thumb opposition until 8 weeks post surgery
  • Load thumb from 8 weeks

Guidelines for return to functional activities

DrivingLiftingSwimmingGolf
2 weeks6 weeks2 weeks4 weeks
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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