mallet fracture

mallet fracture

a fracture in which the dorsal base of a distal phalanx of the hand or foot is torn away. The fracture disrupts the associated extensor apparatus and causes dropped flexion of the distal segment.
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Husain SN, Dietz JF, Kalainov DM, Lautenschlager EP A biomechanical study of distal interphalangeal joint subluxation after mallet fracture injury.
Treatment of mallet fracture using a percutaneous fixation technique with an 18-gauge needle.
Delayed single Kirschner wire compression technique for mallet fracture.
Operative treatment of the mallet fracture using a hook plate].
Open reduction and screw fixation of mallet fractures.
Lautenschlager, "A biomechanical study of distal interphalangeal joint subluxation after mallet fracture injury," Journal of Hand Surgery--American Volume, vol.
A series by Robb included mallet deformity of 149 digits, only one of which was a mallet thumb [5], and a series by Wehbe and Schneider included only one mallet thumb among mallet fractures of 160 digits [2].
Sasaki, "Treatment of mallet fractures using compression fixation pins," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
Examples of these intra-articular fractures would include the mallet fracture injuries of the terminal phalanx, as well as various condylar fractures of the proximal middle and distal phalanges.
Nonsurgical management is the standard of care for most mallet injuries, including mallet fractures involving less than one-third of the articular surface with no associated DIP joint subluxation.