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Triceps Repair

Maximum Protection Phase (Day 1 to Week 8)

Weeks 0-2

  • Brace: 30 to 60 degrees flexion
  • ROM:
    • Wrist and hand ROM
    • Gripping exercises
    • Shoulder pendulum in elbow brace
    • Perform PROM shoulder exercises
  • Strengthening exercises:
    • Gripping for hand
    • Wrist flexion and extension, light dumbbell
  • Cryotherapy applied to triceps

 

Weeks 3-4

  • ROM brace applied: 0 to 60 degrees of flexion
  • No active elbow extension x4-6 weeks
  • Continue shoulder PROM exercises
  • Light isometric biceps at 60 degrees flexion
  • Initiate ER/IR tubing at 0 degrees adduction
  • Manual scapular neuromuscular exercises (seated)
  • Continue shoulder, elbow, wrist PROM
  • Continue with ice and compression

 

Weeks 5-6

  • ROM brace: increase ROM to 0-90 degrees gradually
  • Initiate light shoulder and scapular strengthening exercises at 6 weeks

 

Weeks 7-8

  • ROM brace: progress to 0 to full flexion at 8 weeks
  • Initiate light isotonic strengthening for shoulder and scapula
  • Continue ice prn

 

Moderate Protection Phase (Weeks 9-16)

 

Weeks 9-12

  • Progress strengthening exercises slowly