Tip of the trade: a method of splinting for surgeons.

Brett M. Cascio, Tai Li Chang, Dhruv B. Pateder, Michael C. Ain

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Mallet fingers are difficult to treat, especially in surgeons, who need to sterilize their hands continuously and who have constant strains placed on their fingers. We successfully treated a nondominant, fifth-digit, nonbony mallet finger in a surgical resident with a splint method composed of a bent, semitubular, small-fragment plate and Steri-strips (3-M, St. Paul, MN). This splinting method allowed the resident to continue performing surgeries while the injury healed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of surgical orthopaedic advances
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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