Tendon Study: LRTI in patients with Thumb MP Hyperextension 

Timing to Initiate Therapy following Flexor Tenolysis

The goal of this study is to demonstrate the effects of delaying the start of occupational therapy following a flexor tenolysis surgery. Delaying therapy is believed to decrease pain and swelling in the initial three weeks following surgery, without decreasing or negatively influencing a range of motion and overall function.

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than 18 years of age
  • Injury to the Index, middle, ring, or small finger that requires flexor tenolysis per your treating surgeon
  • Pre-operative range of motion that is acceptable per your occupational therapist
  • Able to attend occupational therapy at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

Exclusion criteria:

  • Limited range of motion prior to surgery
  • History of lymphedema in your arms
  • Unable to attend therapy, or miss more than 5 therapy visits during treatment follow up

What do you need to know?

Participation in research is entirely voluntary. If you think you qualify to be part of this study, ask your doctor about participation.

Contact us if you are eligible and interested in this study

Please contact Lexie Reissaus, Clinical Research Manager at lreissaus@ihtsc.com.

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