A 47-year-old member asked:
can you tell me what do i do for mallet finger?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Brown answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Splint: Splint the distal interphalengeal joint in extension at 0 degrees. The splint needs to remain in place without any removal or flexion of the joint for 6 weeks. This treatment is successful in approximately 90% of cases. If not successful than next step is another trial of splinting, surgery is an option but usually less successful.
Answered on Dec 28, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Mallet finger: is a tear of the tendon that attaches to the finger tip on the top and end of ones finger, such that if it is torn the tip of the finger stays flexed down, the injury can also involve a fracture were the tendon pulls off a small piece of bone at its attachment. treatment usual is splint the tip full tie 8 weeks part time 4. wks. http://www.handctr.com/mallet-finger-baseball-finger-102.html
Answered on Jul 3, 2016
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