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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 Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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What happens if I am a week late for mallet finger (dropped finger) treatment?

What happens if I am a week late for mallet finger (dropped finger) treatment?

Not much.: Splint treatment of mallet fingers initiated within a week or two of the injury usually results in a satisfactory outcome. Read more

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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. Read more

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I have suspected mallet finger so what now?

I have suspected mallet finger so what now?

Splint: Mallet finger is from rupture of the distal extensor tendon or a fracture of the distal phalanx. The finger should be x-rayed to check for a fracture. Most mallets are treated by splinting 24/7 for 6 weeks. Read more

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Has anyone ever treated from mallet finger?

Has anyone ever treated from mallet finger?

Mallet finger: You should have an xray of the finger to check for fracture. If there is, need to make sure there is no evidence of joint subluxation. The vast majority of mallet fingers are treated with splinting of the finger fully extended straight. If fracture with subluxation, needs to be pinned. Good luck. Read more

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What are some common causes of mallet finger?

What are some common causes of mallet finger?

A mallet finger: Can be from a pulled tendon or a fracture. In both cases thre is incontinuity of the extensor tendon to the tip of the finger causing a droop as far as causes. It has also been called baseball finger (hint there) I've seen it from making a bed. Basketball, workplace trauma sports, laceration, dog leashes, reigns from riding horses, falls. Torque feom machinery essentially any trauma. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mallet finger?

What is the definition or description of: mallet finger?

Tear of the tendon: Mallet finger is 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 anywhere from 6-8 weeks. See a hand doc. Read more

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Need tips for someone who has suffered from mallet finger?

Need tips for someone who has suffered from 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://www. Handctr. Com/mallet-finger-baseball-finger-102.html. Read more

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How do I fix a bony mallet finger?

How do I fix a bony mallet finger?

Surgery: Most times the mallet finger is result of a fracture of the bone in the tip of your finger. The tendon that attaches to it has pulled a small piece of bone off. Surgery will allow repositioning of the bone and treating the mallet. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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Is it possible that my 3 month old mallet finger be cured with splinting?

Possible: Although much less successful in that time frame than acute splinting it can still be successful and would be the initial treatment of choice. Read more

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I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

I think I have a mallet finger from playing football. What should I do?

Orthopedic hand MD.: See an orthopedic specialist who focuses on hand and finger. You may require surgery, depending on what the specialist determines. Read more

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Please define what mallet finger is?

Please define what mallet finger is?

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://www. Handctr. Com/mallet-finger-baseball-finger-102.html. Read more

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How can I fix my own mallet finger?

How can I fix my own mallet finger?

Splinting: Most mallet fingers are due to a ruptured tendon. Some involve a bone fracture. Both can be treated by full time splinting for 2 months followed be night time only splinting for 1 month. Although you can probably do this yourself, it is best to be evaluated and treated by a plastic, orthopedic, or hand surgeon. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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