Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2022 May 15;142(5):887-900. Epub 2022 Jan 15.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstr. 35, 6020, Innsbruck, Austria.
Introduction: The aim of this study was to provide a more precise statement on the outcome after surgical treatment of a bony mallet thumb and possibly give a treatment recommendation regarding the surgical fixation method.
Patients And Methods: All patients (n = 16) who underwent a surgical treatment for an acute bony mallet thumb fracture between January 2006 and July 2019 were enrolled. The surgical method, complications, the range of motion, tip pinch, lateral key pinch, overall grip strength, visual analog score, Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Score, Mayo Wrist Score, Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation Score, Buck-Gramcko Score and radiologic parameters were evaluated. Read More