Mallet Finger Repair 26433

CPT Coding Technique
Indications Complications
Contraindications Follow-up Care / Rehab Protocol
Alternatives Outcomes
Pre-op Planning / Case Card Review References

synonyms:mallet finger repair, mallet finger reconstruction, extensor tendon avulsion repair

 Mallet Finger Reconstruction CPT

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Indications

  • Chronic mallet finger which has failed non-operative treatment

 Mallet Finger Reconstruction Contraindications


Mallet Finger Reconstruction Alternatives

  • Extension splinting
  • Abbreviato operation
  • Spiral oblique retinacular ligament reconstruction

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Pre-op Planning

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Mallet Finger Reconstruction Technique

  • Pre-op antibiotic
  • Sign operative site
  • Anesthesia
  • Prep and drape
  • Resect an elliptical wedge of skin, tendon, and scar tissue (3-4mm)
  • Place a temporary K-wire to maintain the DIP joint in full extension
  • Reapproximate the skin and tendon as a single unit with sutures.
  • Apply dressing

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Complications

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Follow-up care

  • Post-op:
  • 7-10 Days:
  • 3 Weeks:
  • 6 Weeks: remove temporary k-wire
  • 2 Months:
  • 3 Months:
  • 6 Months:
  • 1Yr:

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Outcomes

Mallet Finger Reconstruction Review References