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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 […]

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RUNNING ON A HARD SURFACE

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. This not only covers marathons and track and field running – running is also part of the training in virtually all other sports, including soccer, rugby, handball and triathlon. Running is a very efficient method for maintaining or improving […]

Dupuytren Contracture

Basics Description Dupuytren contracture is a proliferative disorder of subcutaneous palmar fibrous tissue (fascia) that occurs in the form of nodules and cords and results in contractures of the finger joints. It occurs typically in men in the 5th to 7th decades. Younger patients are more likely to have rapid progression of disease with […]