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How do doctors treat a mallet finger?

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Dr. David Hildreth
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hildreth
Dr. David Hildreth
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Dr. Todd Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Splinting versus sur

Mallet fingers can be treated with splinting for up to 3 months.
Surgery is also an option.

In brief: Splinting versus sur

Mallet fingers can be treated with splinting for up to 3 months.
Surgery is also an option.
Dr. Todd Siff
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
X-ray or scan indicated. If fracture than surgery over splinting>
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