Have a pin inserted across the distal interphalangeal joint to help correct mallet finger injuries.
Some patients may be unable to tolerate 8 weeks of strict splinting for mallet finger treatment. If this is the case, than they can have a pin inserted across the distal interphalangeal joint, essentially replacing the tendon back to the its proper placement on the bone. The pin will be removed after 8 weeks and the patient will regain motion in their DIP joint. This is done as a same day procedure at the hospital or in an ambulatory surgery center. Most patients will still feel more comfortable wearing a splint during this 8-week period while the pin is in place.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.