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Mallet Finger

WHAT IS MALLET FINGER?

Mallet finger occurs when the outermost joint of the finger is injured. With mallet finger, the tendon on the back of the finger is separated from the muscles it connects.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Commonly an athletic injury where basketball and baseball players routinely experience jammed fingers, but the injury can […]

Patient Presentation

Although impingement symptoms may arise following trauma, the pain more typically develops insidiously over a period of weeks to months. The patient’s history will usually consist of pain with overhead activity, reaching, lifting, and throwing.

They may have a job or recreational activity that involves repetitive overhead movement (painting, assembly work, tennis). A long day […]