FAQ: How will this surgery impact my movement or flexibility in the short and long-term?
Answer: Immediately after surgery, you will be placed in a cast to protect the repair. This cast may stay on for 4 weeks. Afterwards, depending on the injury, you will either be placed into a dynamic splint or may need serial splinting in order to slowly introduce motion to the injured joint. In the long term, with physiotherapy and stretching, the range of motion and strength of the joint for most patients improve to about 80% of their previous function