There are several surgical techniques in the treatment of mallet finger such as repair using micro-screws, Kirshner wire pinning, and hook-plate, external fixator or button application (11-17).
This retrospective study compared clinical and radiological results of S-shaped and Y-shaped incisions in the treatment of osseous mallet finger using open reduction and hook-plate fixation.
Between January 2012 and September 2014, 28 patients (20 males and 8 females) who were admitted to our emergency department, diagnosed with osseous mallet finger, and surgically treated using open reduction and hook-plate fixation were included in the study.
Open or closed techniques in mallet finger surgeries aim to obtain functional, pain-free DIP joints without extension lag.
In the treatment of the mallet finger using hook-plate, Teoh and Lee used their modified hook-plate and reported successful results in all patients (13).
1) reveals that insufficient or inappropriate treatment of the mallet finger may result in early osteoarthritis, limitation in extension, and swan neck deformity.
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