Evaluating Stack Splint Use for Mallet Finger


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Ayhan E., Kuzucu Y., Aslaner E. E. , Tuna Z.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-ASIAN-PACIFIC VOLUME, vol.26, no.1, pp.47-51, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Stack splint is commonly used for mallet finger treatment but patients had a tendency to frequently remove it because of skin complications. We hypothesized that a comprehensively instructed splinting regime would increase patients' compliance and lead to favorable outcomes with fewer skin complications. The aims of this study were to assess the patients' compliance and to evaluate outcomes with that particular splinting regime.