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Mallet finger: results of early versus delayed closed treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7806817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The efficacy of continuous splinting was retrospectively compared in two populations of 40 patients with soft tissue and bony mallet finger whose treatment was initiated within 2 weeks after injury (early) or more than 4 weeks after trauma (delayed). Splint treatment was successful in restoring active extension (with no more than 10 degrees extensor lag) in 17 of 21 patients in the early group and 15 of 19 patients in the delayed group. Neither the presence or absence of dorsal lip fracture less than one third of the articular surface of the distal phalanx nor the type of splint used affected the final outcome. Splinting was as effective in the delayed treatment population as it was in the early treatment population.
S F Garberman; E Diao; C A Peimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-02     Completed Date:  1995-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  850-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Finger Injuries / surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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