Long-term Non-op Care for Mallet Finger Fractures Looks Good

A 10-year minimum study on patients with bony mallets provides us with some good prognostic news for our patients

What’s the Claim?

A case series of patients treated nonsurgically for mallet finger fractures at least 10 years ago found that radiographic signs of arthrosis were modestly more severe than observed in the uninvolved (control) distal interphalangeal joint of the contralateral hand. The patients generally were doing well, though, as radiographic changes were not associated with clinically important differences in outcomes scores.

How’s It Stack Up?