Removal of splint for a mallet finger - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hello
how can i help u??
User : hi i had mallet finger i have been wearing a splint since 6 weeks is it safe to take it off now it looks straight i check it out today but its a little swoolen what should i do
Doctor : whats ur age/sex??
User : male 26
u can remove it now..
User : ok but it is stiff and swollen is that normal
but u should see the orthopaedician first befroe removing
User : the last time i seen him he said it was healing fine
Doctor : cos normally depends upon the type of injury
if it is tendon tear then u shld keep it for 6 to 8 weeks
if it is bone problem six week is fine
User : so i should levae it on for 2 weeks more its the tendon
to be on safer side
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