The postoperative dressing is removed.
Desensitization is initiated as soon as the wound is accessible. Scar massage is emphasized and is initiated as soon as sutures were removed.
Range of motion and strengthening of ulnar and radial wrist deviation and thumb full composite extension and full composite flexion are instituted and emphasized.
A light dressing and edema control are applied as needed.
Active and Passive Range of Motion exercises are initiated 15 min/hr.
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