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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
Question: Mallet Finger
|Chenggyboy - Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:19 pm||
I had gotten a Mallet Finger on my Middle Finger on my right hand by playing basketball. I did not go to the doctors until 2 weeks after. They said that there was a large piece of bone torn off and gave me a metal splint not a stack splint. The doctor was not as adequete as I had hoped and my finger developed a noticable swan neck. I injured the finger on november of 2008. Is there any way i could do surgery to correct the swan neck so it is not noticable.
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri May 01, 2009 11:43 am||
A mallet finger with fracture that has developed a Swan neck deformity (hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal joint and flexion of the distal interphalangeal joint) does not respond to splinting but should be evaluated for surgical repair. So yes, there are some corrective measures that can be taken.
Take care and let us know how things turn out.
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