Daniel J. Marek, MD

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Patient Education

Rehab Protocols

Carpal Tunnel Release
Review proper post-op instructions following carpal tunnel release. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care, recommended post-op visits and a home exercise program.

DeQuervain Release
Review proper post-op instructions following DeQuervain’s release. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and recommended post-op visits.

Distal Biceps Repair
Review proper post-op instructions following distal biceps repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and range of motion guidelines.

Distal Radius Fractures
Review proper post-op instructions following distal radius fracture repairs. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and recommended post-op visits.

Dupuytren’s Contracture Open Release
Review proper post-op instructions following Dupuytren’s contracture open release. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and range of motion guidelines.

Elbow UCL Reconstruction
Review proper post-op instructions following elbow UCL reconstruction (Tommy John procedure). Learn more about the progression through each phase of the rehab program, including goals and treatment strategies.

Flexor Tendon Repair
Review proper post-op instructions following flexor tendon repair for zones 1 and 2. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

Flexor Tenolysis
Review proper post-op instructions following flexor tenolysis. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

Ganglion Cyst Excision
Review proper post-op instructions following ganglion cyst excision. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

Mallet Injury – Open Repair
Review proper post-op instructions following mallet injury – open repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

MCP Joint Replacement Postoperative Therapy
Review a proper therapy protocol following MCP joint procedure. Learn more about general post-op care, wound dressings, splint fabrication and rehab exercises.

PIP Arthroplasty Volar Approach
Review proper post-op instructions following PIP arthroplasty (volar approach). Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and recommended post-op visits.

Scapholunate Ligament Repair
Review proper post-op instructions following scapholunate ligament repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

TFCC Repair Arthroscopic
Review proper post-op instructions following arthroscopic TFCC repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

TFCC Repair Open
Review proper post-op instructions following open TFCC repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

Trigger Finger Release
Review proper post-op instructions following trigger finger release. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including rehab exercises and recommended post-op visits.

Ulnar Nerve Transposition
Review proper post-op instructions following subcutaneous ulnar nerve transposition. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery, including wound care and recommended post-op visits.

Zone V Extensor Tendon Repair
Review proper post-op instructions following zone V extensor tendon repair. Learn more about general care in the weeks following surgery.

Videos

Distal Biceps Repair

This video demonstrates a distal biceps repair surgical technique performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics. This technique uses a single incision and inserts the ruptured distal biceps tendon directly into the radial tuberosity.

Elbow UCL Reconstruction “Tommy John Procedure”

This video demonstrates an elbow UCL reconstruction, “Tommy John Procedure,” performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics.  The surgical technique uses a contralateral gracilis autograft to restore medial elbow stability after UCL rupture in a baseball pitcher.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

This video demonstrates an endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgical technique performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics.  This minimally invasive technique uses a scope with videography to visualize and divide the transverse carpal ligament.

Open Carpal Tunnel Release

This video demonstrates an open carpal tunnel release surgical technique performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics.  The technique involves using an incision directly over the carpal tunnel.The transverse carpal ligament is divided under direct visualization.

Thumb CMC Arthroplasty with LRTI

This video demonstrates a thumb carpometacarpal arthroplasty with ligament reconstruction, tendon interposition surgical technique. The complete trapezium is removed and the thumb’s palmar oblique ligament is reconstructed using the FCR tendon. The remaining tendon is then placed in the void left by the trapeziectomy to act as a cushion.

Trigger Finger Release

This video demonstrates an open trigger finger release surgical technique performed at Twin Cities Orthopedics. The A1 pulley is divided under direct visualization and flexor tendon is inspected for any abnormality.