Distal phalanx fracture therapy

O - 1 week:

Depending on the surgeon's preference, the fingertip may be immobilized in a soft coban bandage alone, a very small splint crossing the fracture but not the distal interphalangeal joint, or a splint extending from the proximal interphalangeal joint out past the tip. The patient may also have a pin across the fracture site and possibly across the distal interphalangeal joint. If so, they are instructed in pin care.

1 week:

Active range of motion exercises are instituted 4-6 times daily

3 - 4 weeks:

Passive range of motion exercises are initiated if the fracture is clinically healed.

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