Mallet Finger

About Mallet Finger:

A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused when the tendon that straightens your finger (the extensor tendon) is injured. If the tip of the finger is forcefully bent, this can cause the tendon to pull off the bone and can pull a piece of the bone along with the tendon. This results in the inability to straighten out the end joint.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Droop at the fingertip
  • Unable to make the finger straight on its own power
  • Swelling, bruising and pain

How is it Treated?

  • Rest, ice, elevation
  • Splinting full time in extension
  • Surgical treatment

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