November SD Hand SIG ZOOM Meeting 2020

Pediatric Flexor Tendon Repair Post-Operative Treatment Protocols

Tuesday, November 10, 2020: 7:00-8:00 pm

Presented by:
Jill Peck-Murray, OTR/L, CHT, Yvonne Morris, OTR/L, CHT

Join the SD Hand SIG for our first ever ZOOM meeting.

Pediatric flexor tendon injuries are similar to those seen in adults with a few
exceptions. The post-operative treatment approach with pediatric patients has historically been largely different.

Although the tendons of children are smaller than adults, there have been advances in surgical repair techniques that permit changes to the post-operative treatment. There is now evidence that early active motion protocols can be used with a cooperative child with a strong enough repair.

This webinar will describe a phased treatment approach for a pediatric patient after flexor tendon repair in zone II. The outlined protocol cautiously progresses tendon gliding and joint mobility while respecting tissue healing. It highlights strategies to help improve home program compliance and orthotic use, as well as, suggest creative therapy ideas for this population.

Supplemental information will be provided for home program instruction, fabrication of a pediatric dorsal blocking orthosis, and case presentation for a pediatric patient.

The web address and login information will be provided to Hand SIG members by email

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