Extensor tendon injury early dynamic splinting therapy

0 - 4 weeks:

Dynamic Splint:

The wrist is maintained in 30 to 40 degrees of extension. Dynamic extension is applied to maintain the MP's and IP's in full extension allowing for flexion. There can be a flexion stop at MP 60 degrees.

4 - 6 weeks:

Wrist component is discontinued. Patient is encouraged to work on wrist flexion, extension, scar massage and edema control.

6 - 12 weeks:

Any MP stiffness or tendon adhesions are treated with E-stim and dynamic splinting. Progressive strengthening is initiated at eight weeks. Patient is expected to return to full duties at 12 weeks.

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