0 - 1 week:
Immobilization is a Gutter splint , holding the PIP joint in full extension.
Active Range of Motion is initiated 15 min/hr.
The Gutter splint is continued between exercises as needed.
Passive Range of Motion exercises are initiated.
Taping and/or Dynamic splinting may be initiated as needed.
The Gutter splint may be gradually decreased and then discontinued altogether if no extensor lag is present.
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