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A model for the conservative management of mallet finger.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14734074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This prospective study assessed the results of a custom-made thermoplastic splint for treatment of mallet finger deformity. From April 1999 to April 2000, 42 patients with mallet finger deformity were recruited. All patients were seen within 1 week and treated with a thermoplastic splint custom-made by the hand therapy department. The splint was simple to make, easy to fit and suitable for all finger shapes and sizes. It improved the deformity in 30 out of 34 cases, and caused no skin irritation.
S D Richards; G Kumar; S Booth; S Z Naqui; S R Murali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-21     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Finger Injuries / surgery*
Prospective Studies
Tendon Injuries / surgery*
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Aug;29(4):411; author reply 411-2   [PMID:  15234512 ]
J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Dec;29(6):640   [PMID:  15542235 ]

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