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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Hi, I had a mallet finger several months ago and

Hi, I had a mallet finger several months ago and the doctor told me to wear a splint for 6-8 weeks. It was not a fracture (no bone fragments).I did not wear it for the entire time, and I feel like my finger did not properly heal. It also clicks and locks frequently. Can it still be healed? Will I require surgery?
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
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