Sports Finger Injury Update: Mallet Finger

What is a Mallet Finger?

A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused when the tendon that straightens your finger (extensor tendon) is damaged. When a ball or other  object strikes the tip of the finger or thumb and forcibly bends it, the force tears the tendon that straightens the finger. The force of the blow may even pull away a piece of bone along with the tendon (called an avulsion fracture). The finger or thumb is not able to straighten. This condition is also sometimes referred to as baseball finger. For more information, click here.
Information provided by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Please call the Raleigh Hand Center to be treated by Hand Specialists if you live in the North Carolina Triangle Area.
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