The PIP joint is pinned or immobilized in flexion within a postoperative dressing.
The postoperative dressing and pin are removed.
A Dorsal Blocking splint is applied to the PIP joint in 30 degrees of flexion.
Active and passive flexion exercises are active extension exercises are initiated within the Dorsal Blocking splint.
6 - 8 weeks:
The Dorsal Blocking is discontinued.
Full active extension exercises may be initiated.
Very gentle passive extension exercises to approximately 150 degrees of extension may be allowed as needed.
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