A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing night splinting with no splinting after treatment of mallet finger.

@article{Gruber2014APR,
  title={A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing night splinting with no splinting after treatment of mallet finger.},
  author={Jillian S Gruber and Arjan G. J. Bot and David Ring},
  journal={Hand},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={145-50}
}
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of night splinting after treatment of mallet finger is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that there is no difference in extensor lag between patients with mallet finger that wear a night splint for an additional month after 6 to 8 weeks of continuous splinting and patients that do not wear a night splint. METHODS Fifty-one patients were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial. At enrollment, range of motion was measured for the injured and contralateral… CONTINUE READING