Conservative Management for Mallet Finger in Jordanians

Shaher El-Hadidy


This is a retrospective study of twenty-seven patients with mallet finger deformity. Irrespective of the subluxation or the size of the bony fragment all were treated conservatively in a stack splint for a continuous period of 8 weeks followed by 2 weeks of night splinting. The results according to Brown and Abouna were eleven successes, nine had improved and five failed. Fourteen had an extension deficit of six degrees and more. Few suffered skin complications but they improved with time.


Mallet finger, Proximal Interphalangeal Joint (PIP), Distal Interphalangeal Joint (DIP).

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