What is included in the initial treatment of palmar lip fractures?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Stable palmar lip fractures (< 30% of the articular surface) do not cause PIP joint subluxation and are treated by programs that maximize motion. An extension block splint may be used for stable hyperextensible palmar lip fractures or a double Alumafoam splint method to achieve 20° of PIP joint flexion for 3 weeks; then, it is adjusted to 10° of additional extension over the next 2 weeks.


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