Wrist Rehabilitation

Ulna Shortening And DRUJ Reconstruction/Repair

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 splintNo 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 weeks8 weeks6 weeks3 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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