Closed mallet thumb injury: A review of the literature and case study of the use of magnetic resonance imaging in deciding treatment

Georges N. Tabbal, Nicholas Bastidas, Sheel Sharma

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Abstract

At present, the literature dedicated to closed mallet thumb injury offers conflicting evidence between conservative and operative approaches. Although conservative treatment is often successful, retraction of the extensor pollicis tendon may lead to improper reattachment and continued deformity. This discussion and case report serve to highlight the use of magnetic resonance imaging as an adjunct in selecting the proper treatment strategy for this injury at initial presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume124
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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