Splint @ 90 degrees in supination for 2 weeks

24 weeks

  • Convert to hinged elbow brace, locked depending on tension on repair.
  • Sleep with brace locked to prevent inadvertent active flexion

46 weeks post op

  • Begin formal PT at 4 weeks post op
  • Begin Active Extension, Passive Flexion.
  • Progress by 15 degrees weekly to achieve 0 degrees @ 6 weeks
  • Limit extension to point where tension on repair noted intraoperatively
  • For motion: rest arm on table, with forearm hanging over edge, then actively extend

6 weeks

  • May D/C brace
  • Progress ROM to achieve full extension
  • Begin Active Flexion
  • Begin Flexion and Supination PRE

12 weeks

  • Begin Isokinetics

6 months

  • May return to vigorous labor

*Please note: The instructions for rehabilitation protocols are general guidelines to be followed; however, any written or verbal instructions provided by Dr. Allen or his staff should supersede the instructions above and should be followed. If you have questions regarding your rehabilitation protocol, please contact a member of our team.