A simple effective splinting technique for the mallet finger.

@article{Lester2000ASE,
  title={A simple effective splinting technique for the mallet finger.},
  author={Benisse Lester and Gerard K. Jeong and David Perry and Lawrence Spero},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={202-6}
}
We describe an inexpensive, simple, and effective technique for the closed treatment of mallet fingers. This technique splints the mallet finger in 0 degrees of extension. It is simple, readily reproducible, and easy to use, requiring materials that are readily available to any physician. Thirty-seven patients, ages 21 to 65 years, presented with a closed mallet finger injury at day zero to 5 months after injury. Ten of these patients had a fracture. All were treated with this splinting… CONTINUE READING