Patient Information Sheet
The injury that you have sustained damaged the tendon(s) that straighten your finger(s). These tendon(s) were repaired during your surgery. You will have been sent home in a cast to allow you to rest for the first few days following your surgery.
At your first hand therapy appointment you will be provided with a splint by the hand therapist to protect your tendon(s) whilst they heal. The rehabilitation programme is designed to protect your repaired tendon(s) but allow your hand to move as much as possible to prevent stiffness and scarring. It is very important that you only do the exercises described and follow all instructions carefully.
Your therapist will guide you through this process.
You should contact St James’s Hospital at 01 4162305 and ask for Hand Therapy if:
|Exercise 1||Exercise 2||Exercise 3|
|Place and hold||Straight Hand||Hold|
Return to resting position after each exercise. Do each exercise 5 reps X 2hourly