if any were noted and quadriceps strengthening was stressed on.
Splint usage is believed to be effective in the treatment of minimally displaced or soft-tissue mallet finger; however, if there is more than 3 mm excursion of the extensor tendon, extensor lag
or bump formation at the dorsal part of the finger can be seen as complications (1, 4-7).
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients who underwent silicone metacarpophalangeal joint replacement maintained significant improvement in ulnar drift and extensor lag
after 7 years of follow-up in the prospective, multicenter Silicone Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis study.
The extensor tendon over the phalangeal shaft may adhere to the fracture site during union causing stiffness of the proximal interphalangeal joint as well as an extensor lag
Obesity 35 References Outcome Steiner and Palmer, 1949  Ambulatory with AD after 5 weeks Dalai and Whittam, 1966  Extensor lag
at 10 weeks Firooznia et al.
Although most patients develop an extensor lag
at the DIP joint immediately after injury, the deformity may be delayed by a few hours or even days.
The patient was completely weaned from the knee brace at 3 months postoperatively with no complaint of knee pain and had no residual extensor lag
In terms of long-term results, Shah  reported full range of motion and power in 57% of his series and extensor lag
and/ or need for assistance when walking was reported in the other 43% of his cases.
However, 10 patients (19%) had an extensor lag
, 7 (13%) walked with an assistive device, and 6 (11%) had an extensor lag
and used an assistive device at follow-up.
Only three (15%) patients showed knee extensor lag
of more than 10 [degrees].
In the present study three patients had Extensor lag
at 3 Months follow up for whom vigorous physiotherapy was done.
Three months postoperatively, his active range of motion was 10[degrees] to 110[degrees] with active straight-leg raise and no extensor lag