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A female asked:

What do you recommend to treat a severed posterior longitudinal ligament?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: I presume you are speaking of the finger PLL. Treatment techniques depend on severity, age of injury, and the amount of deformity. If it is recent, splinting or surgery can correct the problem. If it occurred long ago, surgery may be the only way to correct it. If the deformity is mild, some people forego surgery and accept mild deformity after initial splinting.
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