Nonsurgical management of the boutonniere deformity

@inproceedings{Palchik1990NonsurgicalMO,
  title={Nonsurgical management of the boutonniere deformity},
  author={Nancy S. Palchik and Douglas M. Mitchell and Naomi L. Gilbert and Amy Jo Schulz and Robert F. Dedrick and T. D. Palella},
  year={1990}
}
The present study examined the effectiveness of a 6-week experimental program of splinting and joint protection education in reducing the progression of the early boutonniere deformity. Nine patients with mild or moderately reducible boutonniere deformities were randomized into experimental and control groups and followed for 1 year. Improvements in active extension of the proximal interphalangial joint for patients in the experimental program suggest that early initiation of a nonsurgical… CONTINUE READING
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