Surgical treatment of mallet finger fractures by tension band technique.

@article{Damron1994SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of mallet finger fractures by tension band technique.},
  author={Timothy A. Damron and William D. Engber},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1994},
  volume={300},
  pages={133-40}
}
A retrospective review was performed of 19 patients with irreducible mallet finger fractures after failed splinting. The patients were treated with open reduction and a tension band technique. Follow-up results were available for 18 patients (95%) at an average 8.2 years postoperatively. Eighty-nine percent of patients had no clinical mallet deformity, troublesome pain, or major functional disability. Distal interphalangeal range of motion averaged 1 degree hyperextension to 69 degrees flexion… CONTINUE READING

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