A member asked:

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

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Patrick Connerly answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered 10/23/2017



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