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Post-op Hand Therapy

There are many surgeries that can be performed to reduce pain in the hand/wrist or to improve functional use of the hand. You may be referred to a Hand Surgeon who will provide you with available options. The surgeon may refer onto a Hand Therapist before any surgical procedure is confirmed. This is to evaluate your condition and assess the functional issues you may be experiencing, and to help determine whether the procedure is likely to improve your function. Some procedures are more straight forward and do not require this assessment.

Post operatively, it is likely you will need to see a Hand Therapist for hand rehabilitation. This may include the making of an orthosis (splint) to support or protect the operated site, and subsequently a progression of specific exercises to improve range of movement, strength and return to normal function.