Patrick Olson, M.D.

Extensor Tendon Repair Post-Operative Protocol

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Relative Motion Extension Splinting

Week 0-1
  • Post op extension splint
Weeks 1-4

Relative motion extension splinting (aka ICAM or yoke splint; do not include wrist)

  • Range of motion as tolerated in splint, no heavy lifting or heavy use with injured hand
Week 5
  • Discontinue splint (total splint time = 4 weeks), range of motion as tolerated

Extensor Tendon Repair

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