Mallet Finger (cont.)
- If the finger is not broken or cut, or if only a small fracture is present, the doctor
will apply a splint to the end of the finger so it remains
in the extended position. With a splint, the outermost joint on the injured finger is not bendable, but the rest of
the finger is bendable. This splint needs to be worn for at least 6 weeks, perhaps longer, to ensure that the tendon is given the best chance of healing.
- The doctor will repair any cuts or damage to the skin. And, if necessary, the tendon may be stitched (sutured) to repair it.
- For pain relief, apply ice to the joint.
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