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what to do if i had a mallet finger. how long will i be out?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Splinting: Mallet finger usually responds well to splinting in extension for 6 weeks. May require nighttime splinting for an additional 2 weeks. You need to not remove the splint at all as flexion may return you to ground zero .

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