Have a pin inserted across the distal interphalangeal joint to help correct mallet finger injuries.
Some patients may be unable to tolerate eight weeks of strict splinting for mallet finger treatment. If this is the case, then 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 eight weeks and the patient will regain motion in their DIP joint. This is done as a same-day procedure at a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. Most patients will still feel more comfortable wearing a splint during this eight-week period while the pin is in place.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.