Extension-block pinning to treat bony mallet finger: Is a transfixation pin necessary?

Capkin S., Buyuk A. F., Surucu S., BAKAN Ö. M., Atlihan D.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.25, no.3, pp.281-286, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Extension-block pinning is a popular treatment for mallet fractures, but it is associated with several pitfalls. Of note, transfixation Kirschner wires used to fix the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint may cause iatrogenic nail bed injury, bone fragment rotation, chondral damage, or osteoarthritis. The objective of this study was to determine whether a transfixation pin was necessary for extension-block pinning in the treatment of bony mallet fracture.