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Removal of splint for a mallet finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
u can remove it now..
User :   ok but it is stiff and swollen is that normal
Doctor :  
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

Doctor :  
if it is tendon tear then u shld keep it for 6 to 8 weeks
Doctor :  
if it is bone problem six week is fine
User :   so i should levae it on for 2 weeks more its the tendon
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
to be on safer side

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