Postoperatively, protect the digit with buddy strapping to the adjacent digit to neutralize lateral forces on the finger.
A dorsal thermoplastic night splint, with the PIP joint in full extension, is used to avoid flexion contraction.
Review the patient 5 days and 10 days after surgery.
The patient can begin active motion (flexion and extension) immediately after surgery.
Heavy manual load, whether domestic, occupational, or sporting, should be avoided for 3 months following operation.
Rarely, the implants may need to be removed in cases of soft-tissue irritation.
In case of joint stiffness, or tendon adhesion’s restricting finger movement, tenolysis, or arthrolysis become necessary. In these circumstances, take the opportunity to remove the implants.