Fractures of the distal tip (tuft fracture):
Fractures of the shaft:
Fractures of the base:
Reverse mallet fracture (jersey finger)
Crush: tuft or Seymour fracture
Direct trauma, torsional, or hyperflexion/hyperextension mechanism: shaft or base of phalanx fracture
Blunt trauma or projectile force against the finger...
Distal phalanx or tuft fractures:
Closed with minimal to no displacement:
Often have an associated subungual hematoma that may need evacuated (see “Surgery/Other Procedures”) ...
Mallet fractures: 1 to 2 wk to document stability (x-ray in splint) and at 4 to 6 wk if there is any evidence of extension lag
Mallet finger: Patients who remove their splint even for a brief moment must start treatment over at day 1. Monitoring of skin care should be a priority because splinting for this inju...
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