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.
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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