Tendon Repair & Post-surgery Rehab

About Tendon Repair & Post-surgery Rehab

Common surgeries in the elbow, wrist, and hand involve repair of the vast amount of tendons and ligaments in these areas. Depending on the type and extent of your surgery, your surgeon will recommend physical therapy to help you recover completely from your surgical procedure.

The fingers, hand, and wrist are very tightly packed with tendons, ligaments, and intricate structures. This means that swelling is very common in these areas after surgery and the joints can become stiff leading to loss of range of motion impacting your dexterity and ability to grip impacting normal functioning during daily activities.

How physical therapy helps:

We work closely with your physician and their protocol to ensure a complete recovery from your surgical procedure. Our gentle and specialized hands-on therapy manages the swelling, helps reduce scar tissue formation, and maintain joint mobility. Per your surgeon’s rehab protocol, we will progress your range of motion and eventually begin strengthening exercises.

Our goal is to make sure you have a complete recovery with proper use of your fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow for everyday tasks. For more details on our post-surgical rehab program, call Bay State Physical Therapy today!