Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Mallet Finger After Splint

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Bruce W. wrote at 2009-03-05 04:06:47
Unfortunately, I had mallet finger (middle finger, left hand)and immediately went to the hand surgeon. Splinted it for 8 weeks, and still a "droop." He recommended surgery after that point, and put a metal rod through the joint. Had it on for about 8 or 9 weeks. He took out the rod and it slowly went back to the droop position. He is a fine surgeon and I am not disappointed with him. It just didn't work in my case. I am adding to this commentary only to say that sometimes the finger will NOT recover. It's just the way it goes.


Deiter wrote at 2014-03-01 03:19:07
I can't believe it was mallet finger if it healed on its own without a splint or tight wrapping.  You do a disservice suggesting not seeing a physician.


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Richard Haynes PTA/CPT

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I can answer questions regarding joint replacement exercises related to physical therapy and fitness programs. I can answer questions related to pain medications frequency or duration during joint replacement or other orthopedic injuries. I also address older adult fitness questions regarding strengthening and conditioning after orthopedic injuries and joint replacements. Please go to www.richardhaynes.com if you would like to receive a cutomized exercise program designed for you. Click on Products/Services page for further information.

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I have worked with joint replacements both knees and hips primarily since 1995. I have had a knee replaced myself in 1999. I have worked with orthopedic surgical patients both elective and non- elective since 1995

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American Physical Therapy Association since 1994/ American Council on Exercise since 2000.

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graduated from Saint Petersburg College in 1995 with an associates degree in physical therapy. Certified personal trainer since 2000 with the American Council on Exercise.

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