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A 61 year old male is post/op dupuytren’s contracture for the little finger PIPJ.

1. What are your expectations
2. What is your ROM goal?

Moderator's Response
While MPJ contractures are expected to have complete correction regardless of contracture or surgical correction, PIPJ corrections are not as favorable.
Less than 25% of PIPJ contractures are fully corrected. The PIPJ of the little finger is the most difficult to fully correct and over 75% of the time full extension is not obtained regardless of the severity of the contracture or the method of treatment. Your ROM goal is to achieve full flexion.

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