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

Adam Seidl, MDBoard Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonShoulder and Elbow Specialist

Total Elbow Arthroplasty – Triceps Off

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 resisted triceps extension
    • NO passive elbow flexion >90

    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