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Attachment Rupture of the Long Extensor Tendon (Mallet Finger, Mallet Thumb)

The extensor tendon of the finger is attached to the terminal phalanx (distal end of the finger). Disruption of the extensor tendon at this insertion (mallet finger) is one of the most common tendon injuries in sports. It is especially common in ball-handling sports. The usual mechanism of injury is that of a forceful bending […]

Dislocation of PIP Joint

Dislocation of the PIP joint is a common injury which often affects team handball, basketball and volleyball players, and cricketers. In 80% of cases it is the little finger that is damaged. The most common mechanism of injury is axial loading and hyperextension of the joint causing dorsal dislocation (dislocation upwards and backwards). The dorsal […]

De Quervain’s disease

Inflammation of the sheath of the short extensor tendon (extensor pollicis brevis) and long abductor tendon (abductor pollicis longus) to the thumb can occur. This is most commonly caused by repetitive thumb and wrist movements.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Pain and tenderness are located at the base of the thumb where the tendons cross the […]

A Patient’s Guide to Mallet Finger Injuries

Introduction

When you think about how much we use our hands, it’s not hard to understand why injuries to the fingers are common. Most of these injuries heal without significant problems. One such injury is an injury to the distal interphalangeal, or DIP, joint of the finger. This joint is commonly injured during sporting activities […]