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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 […]