Mallet deformity treated with a central slip tenotomy

 

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Chronic mallet deformity (droopy finger end) with good active flexion (bending) of the finger

Through a transverse incision the central slip tendon is shown

The central slip tendon is divided

The patient who is awake can demonstrate their improved DIP joint extension (straightening)


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

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