Executive Editor: Peter Trafton, Michael Baumgaertner

Authors: Peter Kloen, David Ring

Proximal forearm Ulna, extraarticular, avulsion of triceps insertion - Triceps reinsertion

Postoperative treatment following reinsertion of the triceps tendon

Apply a posterior splint with the elbow in 90 degrees of flexion and the forearm in neutral rotation for one week.

Follow up

Thereafter the splint is removed and gentle active flexion to 60 degrees and passive extension is allowed. Four weeks after surgery the patient may flex and extend the elbow against gravity.

Full activity without restriction is allowed at six months.

 

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