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Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Can mallet finger surgery affect other fingers? I had the surgery on middle finger and now my index finger is weak and hurts. Middle finger was determined to be 7% ppd. Thanks

Mallet finger injury: If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected. All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Mallet Finger (Definition)

A condition cause caused by a tear of the extensor tendon at the joint closer to the fingertip. It happens most commonly from a trauma which causes sudden flexion of the joint. The patient will notice that a 'droop' is present with the fingertip and is unable to extend at the joint. The good news is that most can be handled nonoperatively with splinting within ...Read more


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I now have a mallet finger. What types of surgery can fix it?

I now have a mallet finger. What types of surgery can fix it?

Pins, pins and wire: Surgical repair may be considered when mallet finger injuries also show signs of large fracture fragments or joint malalignment. In these cases, surgery is done to repair the fracture using pins, pins and wire, or even small screws. Surgery may also be considered if nonsurgical treatment fails.

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My Doctor told me I have Mallet Finger, it has been in a split for over 2 months now. It's still sensitive, how likely is it that I will need surgery?

My Doctor told me I have Mallet Finger, it has been in a split for over 2 months now. It's still sensitive, how likely is it that I will need surgery?

Mallet finger: Is your doctor a hand surgeon? If not than I suggest you seek in person visit. The need for surgical intervention in "mallet fingers" depends upon the degree of injury. If after 6 to 8 weeks in splint there is still some degree of deviation than only surgery can correct..

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What is the mallet finger recovery time?

What is the mallet finger recovery time?

3 months: These require full time splinting for 6-8 weeks and then part time splinting for an additional month. When I say full time I mean full time. If the splint comes off and the finger droops you start from scratch. The splint also has to stay dry. There are relativly minor injuries but can be a major headache.

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Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him.

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How do I know when a mallet finger is cured?

How do I know when a mallet finger is cured?

It'll stay straight: It takes about 6 weeks for the torn end of the tendon to heal back to the bone. Treatment consists of splinting in extension for 6 wks. The splint must be worn at all times, if the finger becomes flexed at the last knuckle, the 6wks starts over! When the splint is removed, the finger should remain straight.

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Can you tell me what do I do for mallet finger?

Can you tell me what do I do for mallet finger?

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

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I believe I have mallet finger. What do I do help?

I believe I have mallet finger. What do I do help?

Mallet finger: I typically recommend 8 weeks of full time and 4/6 weeks of night time and part time activity splinting on the distal joint only. You can work with a mallet finger that is splinted. Dirk nowitzki played in the 2011 nba finals with this injury. Http://handcenterwma. Blogspot. Com/2011/06/mallet-finger-baseball-finger. Html.

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What should I do if I have mallet finger and I want to start tumbling again?

What should I do if I have mallet finger and I want to start tumbling again?

Don't: If the mallet finger has not been treated, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a hand surgeon. They can be treated with splints or surgical correction.

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How do doctors treat a mallet finger?

How do doctors treat a mallet finger?

Usually a splint: There are only a few indications to operate on a mallet finger. Most mallet injuries are of the closed type and there is no bone injury (fracture). These injuries are treated with a splint. The treatment usually requires at least six to eight weeks of continuous splinting and the results are equal to operative "repair". Surgery maybe indicated for fractures or open injuries.

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What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

See your doc: Treatment is fairly specific but often surgery is not necessary.

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Treatment for mallet finger?

Treatment for mallet finger?

A mallet finger: Is when the extensor tendon at the tip of a finger ruptures. The rupture of this tendon can involve the tendon alone, be associated with a small bone fragment or fracture or can be associated with a fracture that requires significant care. The fingertip joint cannot extend and droops or lags despite effort to activley extend. Http://tinyurl. Com/y6wr3ykm

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What is trigger finger surgery?

What is trigger finger surgery?

Trigger surgery: Trigger release surgery is release of the first part of the flexor tendon sheath and pulleys in palm.

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How does trigger finger surgery work?

How does trigger finger surgery work?

A1 Pulley release: Trigger finger surgery works by releasing the a1pulley to allow the fingers flexor tendon to glide freely.

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Can I take this splint off mallet finger?

Can I take this splint off mallet finger?

Yes, carefully: Splinting for mallet fingers works by keeping the torn end of the extensor tendon closely approximated to the bone. By removing the splint, you risk pulling the tendon away from the bone. This may delay or even prevent healing. The splint should be worn 24hrs/day, 7days/wk for 6 weeks for best results. If you have to remove the splint, keep the tip of the finger hyperextended. Put it back on asap.

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Can I work using splint for a mallet finger?

Can I work using splint for a mallet finger?

Yes: As long as the finger is allowed to maintain extension in the splint. If the finger is allowed to flex at all it reduces the likelihood of healing and you may be left with an inability to fully extend the finger.

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To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

Variable: Depends on type of anesthesia, location of surgery office vs hospital vs surgical center. Some cases can be treated with more limited options i.e. Limited incision using a needle. Seek care with hand surgeon.

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What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

Many factors: This is a questions that should be answered by the surgeons financial counselor staff. It depends on the fee from the surgeon and wether it is performed in a surgical center or hospital and what insurance you are using. There are cash price options so price is very transparent. For example we post the price in our clinic so patients are not surprised.

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What could cause a mallet finger injury / bump on finger?

What could cause a mallet finger injury / bump on finger?

A blow to the finger: A blow to the tip of the extended finger causes a mallet finger, either by tearing the tendon or causing a piece of bone to pull off with the tendon. These should be treated with splinting for 6-8 weeks.

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It appears that I have mallet finger, how do I splint it?

It appears that I have mallet finger, how do I splint it?

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

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