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A 46-year-old female asked:

i am 4 was post op from cmc thumb surgery. just got my cast off now in a spica splint. what are safe hand exercises i can do? i have very little rom

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Post-op thumb care: If you are still in a splint, then your surgeon only wants you to move joints that are not splinted. Generally, at this stage gentle rom is allowed if you have had a trapeziectomy, suspension arthroplasty and ligament reconstruction with a split tendon.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Cmc arthroplasty: Typically needs to have hand therapy by a specialized therapist. Talk to your surgeon about what the next step is.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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