Single lateral band laceration therapy

The physician may elect no protection or may immobilize for one week only.

0 - 1 week:

Immobilization is a Gutter splint , holding the PIP joint in full extension.

1 week:

Active Range of Motion is initiated 15 min/hr.

The Gutter splint is continued between exercises as needed.

4 weeks:

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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