Adam Seidl, MD - Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon - Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Adam Seidl, MDBoard Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonShoulder and Elbow Specialist

Elbow Arthroplasty

PHASE 1: Early ROM (0 to 6 weeks)

  • Soft postop dressing remains in place for the first week
  • Staples will be removed by surgeon in 14 days
  • Extension night splint is to be worn at night
  • Initiate elbow exercise program 5 times per day:
    • AAROM and PROM into flexion, extension, supination and pronation
    • No restriction on elbow motion
    • Grip ROM and strengthening exercises
  • Notify physician if wound drainage persists 10 days after surgery
  • PHASE II: Restore function (>6 weeks)

    • Advance active and passive ROM as tolerated
    • Initiate gentle elbow strengthening
    • Discontinue night splint

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    Location Map

    • Orthopedics - University of Colorado Hospital

      1635 Aurora Ct,4th Floor
      Aurora, CO 80045

    • Highlands Ranch Hospital

      1500 Park Central Dr #401,
      Highlands Ranch,CO 80129

    • UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

      175 Inverness Drive West, Suite 200,
      Englewood, CO 80112

    Credibility Logos

    • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery logo
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons logo
    • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons logo
    • Western Orthopaedic Association logo
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Moon Shoulder