A Novel Surgical Technique for Chronic Mallet Finger Injury: A Case Report

Taku Suzuki, Naoto Inaba, Kazuki Sato

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A 39-year-old man injured his left little finger and was diagnosed with chronic tendon mallet with -50° of extension and 80° of flexion at the DIP joint. We performed an anatomical reconstruction of the terminal tendon and both lateral bands with divided palmaris longus tendon grafting. Postoperative range of motion at the DIP joint improved to -5° of extension with no flexion loss. We demonstrated a novel surgical technique for chronic tendon mallet injury that might represent a useful choice for the treatment of chronic mallet finger injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalThe journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1



  • Chronic mallet finger injury
  • Palmaris longus tendon
  • Tendon graft

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  • Medicine(all)

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