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

Adam Seidl, MDBoard Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonShoulder and Elbow Specialist

Open Elbow Release

PHASE I: Early ROM (0 to 4 weeks)

  • Soft postop dressing remains in place for the first week.
  • Sutures will be removed by physician in 10-14 days.
  • Extension splint to be worn at night.
  • Dynamic splinting rarely used.
  • Initiate ROM exercises 5 times per day:
    • AAROM and PROM into flexion, extension, supination and pronation
    • No restrictions on elbow ROM
    • Grip ROM and strengthening exercises
  • Notify physician if drainage from portals persists 10 days after surgery.

PHASE II: Restore Function (>4 weeks)

  • Progress active and passive ROM as tolerated.
  • Initiate gentle elbow and forearm 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