Wrist Rehabilitation

Full Wrist Fusion

Sling

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 a splint/plasterNo lifting

Acute phase (0-2 weeks)

Goals

  • Reduce pain

Rehabilitation

  • Rest in plaster/splint
  • Sling for comfort

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain
  • Immobilise to gain union of fusion site

Rehabilitation

  • Change into splint
  • Mobilise shoulder and elbow joints

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

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

Rehabilitation

  • Remove splint
  • Mobilise wrist and hand
  • Increase loading of wrist in graduated fashion

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

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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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