The arm is rested in a sling for comfort, but early motion should be encouraged.
If the child remains for some hours/days in bed, the elbow should be elevated on pillows to reduce swelling and pain.
The postoperative protocol is as follows:
- Discharge from hospital according to local practice (1-3 days)
- Clinical follow-up 7-10 days postoperatively
- Return to demanding activities and sports as soon as symptoms allow
- Physiotherapy is normally not indicated
See also the additional material on healing times.