Hand and Wrist Institute Now Offers Mallet Finger Treatment
One of the best hand specialist physicians in the Los Angeles area is now offering treatment for mallet finger disorder.
Beverly Hills, Ca (I-Newswire) June 18, 2012 - One of the best hand specialist physicians in the Los Angeles area is now offering treatment for mallet finger disorder.
Mallet finger, sometimes called baseball finger, happens when the tip of a finger cannot straighten out by itself and so stays bent. The finger can be made straight if held in place by other fingers or a brace.
This problem is the result of a disconnected tendon or broken finger bone. Mallet finger will often be painful and swollen. Sometimes blood will collect underneath the fingernail which will detach from the finger at the base of the nail.
Dr. John Knight, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, has encountered mallet finger many times in his career. He has developed a non-surgical course of treatment for non-broken bone mallet finger that splints the finger for several weeks. The tendon will reattach itself to the bone over time.
This process takes about six weeks, Dr. Knight said. After that six weeks, a patient should still wear the splint at night for another six weeks while the tendon strengthens.
One of the best carpal tunnel surgeon as well, Dr. Knight has seen many cases of mallet finger in which the tendon also breaks away a piece of bone. In these cases, a splint will not correct the problem.
A simple surgical procedure wires the broken bone back together. The bone then naturally heals itself, whereupon the wires are removed.
Treatment in children must be done with care to make sure the finger will not become stunted or deformed as the child’s hands grow.
Most people regain full use of their finger after treatment. A small number regain some, but not all, use.
For those who are not sure if they suffer from mallet finger in either form or other disorders of the arm down to the finger, Dr. Knight offers a virtual consultation online through his website. A contact form allows a patient to ask questions and get a reply by email. Dr. Knight, an elbow doctor in Los Angeles, also offers online second opinion consultations.
Information presented through the website is for educational purposes only and should not take the place of a direct consultation with a physician.
To learn more about pains in the arms down to the hands, visit http://www.handandwristinstitute.com and click on the “where does it hurt” link. This will walk a patient through a series of questions. As one of the best carpal tunnel surgeon in California, Dr. Knight is committed to provided quality care to everyone.
The Hand and Wrist Institute
8750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350
Beverly Hills CA
Phone : (888) 426-3074
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Published On:June 18, 2012
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