When will I go home?
What can I do?
What can’t I do?
|No sling||You will be discharged on the same day as the operation||Rest in splint||No lifting|
Acute phase (0-2 weeks)
- Reduce pain
- Rest in finger splint
Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)
- Control pain
- Remain in splint
- Mobilise other digits
Late phase (>6 weeks)
- Regain movement from operated finger
- Regain strength, proprioception and function
- Wean splint
- Focus on mobilisation from other joint in operated finger
- Start pinch, opposition, gripping exercises
Guidelines for return to functional activities
|2 weeks||8 weeks||2 weeks||8 weeks|