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Mallet Finger Treatment

Treatment for baseball finger usually includes splinting the finger in an extended position. If the injury involves a fracture only, then the splint is required for 5-6 weeks. However, if the injury involves the tendon, the splint is required for 6-8 weeks. The splint holds the finger in position so that the structures can heal. The splint must be in place continually. In some cases, a wire is surgically placed through the bones, in order to hold the structures in proper alignment.

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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