Alejandro Badia, MD * a [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Felix Riano, MD a [MEDLINE LOOKUP]
Closed treatment has provided good results in uncomplicated cases of mallet finger; however, surgical fixation is recommended when there is involvement of more than one third of the base of the distal phalanx. Various techniques have been described for this purpose. The goal of this report is to present a simple method of K-wire fixation and show our results with this procedure.
The Journal of Hand Surgery. November 2004 Volume 29 Number 6.