Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Fiesky Nuñez, Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Terry Axelrod

Proximal phalanx - Short oblique fractures

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Protect the digit with buddy strapping to the adjacent finger, to neutralize lateral forces on the finger.

Follow up
See patient after 5 days and 10 days of surgery.

Functional exercises
The patient can begin active motion (flexion and extension) immediately after surgery.

Implant removal
The implants may need to be removed in cases of soft-tissue irritation.
In case of joint stiffness, or tendon adhesion’s restricting finger movement, tenolysis, or arthrolysis become necessary. In these circumstances, take the opportunity to remove the implants.

v1.0 2008-11-08