What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair?

What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair?

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What is the physical therapy protocol for triceps tendon repair? Physical therapy following repair of the distal triceps brachii tendon typically involves several phases, each with specific goals aimed at restoring range of motion, strength, and function. The process may vary slightly depending on the severity of the injury, surgical technique, and individual patient factors. Here is an outline of a phased rehabilitation program for an athlete who undergoes triceps tendon repair surgery: Phase 1: Protection (0-2 weeks) Precautions: Brace locked at 20 degrees elbow flexion No elbow active range of motion Goals: Pain and edema management Progress Criteria: Minimal to no edema Shoulder passive range of motion 0-90 degrees Elbow passive range of motion 0-20 degrees Phase 2: Passive to Active-Assisted Range of Motion (2-6 weeks) Precautions: No elbow…
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