What is included in the treatment of PIP fracture dislocations during the rehabilitation phase?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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At 6 weeks, passive flexion and strengthening should be instituted. As soon as the splint is off, grip and massage exercises and functions are started. Avoid pinching of the involved finger and stretching of the involved joint. When grip strength reaches the 50% level, then full freedom of function is given. When the patient is fully asymptomatic, full PIP motion is encouraged with protective splinting used during athletic activity. Formal rehabilitation is usually discontinued at 3 months after injury.


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