ORIGINAL ARTICLESTreatment of mallet fingers in Dutch hospitals a nationwide survey of practiceHaagsma, Anneta; de Boer, Herman L.a; Quintus, Astrid C.b; Strikkeling, Nicolette J.M.c; Zeebregts, Clark J.d; Smit, Jeroen M.aAuthor Information Departments of aPlastic Surgery bEmergency Medicine, Catharina Hospital cHand Centre, Eindhoven dDepartment of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Correspondence to Annet Haagsma, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Catharina Hospital, PO Box 1350, 5602 ZA Eindhoven, The Netherlands Tel: +31 402 397 122; fax: +31 402 397 299; e-mail: [email protected] Received December 15, 2013 Accepted February 4, 2014 European Journal of Emergency Medicine: June 2015 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 211-214 doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000134 Buy Metrics Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to create an overview of the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch hospitals. Methods A national online questionnaire was used to determine the treatment of mallet fingers in Dutch emergency units. Results Data were received from 58 units (response rate 97%). All the emergency units treated an uncomplicated mallet finger with a splint. The treatment of complicated mallet fingers was less uniform. The departments of general, orthopaedic and plastic surgery were involved in the treatment and their involvement varied according to the type of mallet finger and showed variations in the follow-up treatment. Conclusion There is a general consensus on the treatment of uncomplicated mallet fingers. The follow-up treatment of uncomplicated lesions as well as the treatment of complicated mallet fingers should be fields of future research. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.