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Treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch hospitals: a nationwide survey of practice

Haagsma, A., de Boer, H. L., Quintus, A. C., Strikkeling, N. J. M., Zeebregts, C. J. & Smit, J. M., Jun-2015, In : European journal of emergency medicine. 22, 3, p. 211-214 4 p.

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  • Annet Haagsma
  • Herman L. de Boer
  • Astrid C. Quintus
  • Nicolette J. M. Strikkeling
  • Clark J. Zeebregts
  • Jeroen M. Smit

Objective The aim of this study was to create an overview of the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch hospitals.

Methods A national online questionnaire was used to determine the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch emergency units.

Results Data were received from 58 units (response rate 97%). All the emergency units treated an uncomplicated mallet finger with a splint. The treatment of complicated mallet fingers was less uniform. The departments of general, orthopaedic and plastic surgery were involved in the treatment and their involvement varied according to the type of mallet finger and showed variations in the follow-up treatment.

Conclusion There is a general consensus on the treatment of uncomplicated mallet fingers. The follow-up treatment of uncomplicated lesions as well as the treatment of complicated mallet fingers should be fields of future research. Copyright (C) 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of emergency medicine
Volume22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2015

    Keywords

  • Dutch hospital, finger, mallet, treatment, CONTROLLED TRIAL, DEFORMITY, TENODERMODESIS, INJURIES, TENDON, SPLINT

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