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How to Treat Mallet Finger?


Medical Treatment:
  • Your finger will be put in a plastic splint, that keeps it straight, with the end joint slightly bent backward. At the middle joint, you will still able to bend your finger
  • The splint is tapped on to allow the two ends of the torn tendon to stay together and heal and must be worn day and night for six to eight weeks. It should be removed for cleaning purposes only
  • It is important that the end of your finger does not bend during the time it is splinted because it may slow be healing and decrease the effectiveness of treatment
  • The finger middle joint is left free so you can keep moving it to avoid any stiffness
  • Surgery is only necessary if you have a broken finger, broken skin, or in rare cases where mallet finger is not healing