Re: therapy post op ulna shortening???? No?
I used the Wrist Widget for months before deciding on surgery. It was one of my favorite splints.
I had hand therapy after my cast came off. I was going 2 times a week. They wanted three, but I couldn't afford that with the $40 co-pays. A lot of the early therapy involved use of ultrasound, lots of massaging and passive movement stuff, iontophoresis and of course the heat and ice. I didn't start doing too many exercises for a while.
Evidently it is common for it to take a while to get the supination to come back. It was the last thing that returned for me.
I'm at the computer frequently, but not full-time at my job. I was using the keyboard and typing as soon as I got my fiberglass cast on. (My shoulder didn't like this much though since I had my arm at an odd angle when I did this.) I will say that my pronation came back much earlier so things like typing would be easier. Cupping water in my hand was out of the question. I got a wireless mouse that I could use left-handed (surgery on my right) and I used it for quite a while when I was healing just to help keep inflammation down.
I didn't regain my full supination even after months of therapy. I still had some tfcc area pain. I ended up finding out my plate had come loose which impacted both the pain and the ability to regain the ROM. After my plate removal surgery, which was done at the same time as arthroscopic work on my tfcc area. I went to a different hand therapist who again did lots of massage and passive work. He had me doing a lot of other exercises though. I could tell I was more ready for it then.
If you do seek out a hand therapist, I recommend looking for a "Certified Hand Therapist". Others may have good training, but the certified therapists have to prove they have a high level of competency.
I don't have Tom 10's here so I can't speak to that.
I'm about 1 1/2 years out and have full use back of my wrist. I will say I was pretty hypermobile before the surgery and I don't have that full movement back, but I'm still more mobile than 'normal' and they really didn't want me as flexible as I used to be. That was part of what got me in trouble in the first place.
Good luck regaining your ROM.
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