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Patients should be instructed on how to change the splint for periodic cleaning and examination of the skin without allowing the DIP joint to flex. Neglecting a mallet injury or incorrect treatment can lead to DIP joint dysfunction. 1 mm lengthening of the terminal extensor tendon results in 25 degrees of extension lag, and a shortening of 1 mm will seriously restrict DIP joint flexion.
The Abouna splint had skin complications and poorer patient satisfaction but similar final outcomes as compared with the stack splint. Pike et al. compared the clinical and radiographic extensor lag measurements for mallet fingers treated with volar, dorsal, and custom thermoplastic splinting. There was no extensor lag difference between splints at 12-week follow-up and increased extensor lag was noted with all three splints after discontinuation at 6 weeks of time.