The postoperative dressing is removed, and the PIP joint pin is removed.
Active and passive flexion and extension exercises are initiated 15 min/hr to the MCP and PIP joints.
The last 15 degrees of PIP extension helps to tighten the transfer further.
A Tip Protector splint is fitted to the DIP joint to prevent trauma to the pin and/or button.
The DIP joint pin and button are removed.
An Extension Gutter splint is constructed for the DIP joint to be worn between exercises sessions.
Active DIP flexion exercises are initiated.
Passive DIP flexion exercises are initiated.
The DIP Extension Gutter is continued as needed.
Dynamic splinting may be used as needed to increase Passive Range of Motion.
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