When is surgery indicated for mallet finger?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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The mallet finger is a stable injury. However, treatment is more difficult if a portion of the bone is avulsed from the distal phalanx. If the bone can be reduced closed in an adequate position with less than 2 mm of displacement, then closed treatment is recommended.

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