Mallet finger is an injury to the thin tendon that straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb. Although it is also known as "baseball finger," this injury can happen to anyone when an unyielding object like a ball Seeking finger cuff the tip of a finger or thumb Seeking finger cuff forces it to bend further than it is intended to go.
As a result, you are not able cufc straighten the tip of your finger or thumb on your own. With a mallet finger injury, the fingertip droops and cannot be actively straightened.
Tendons Lonely seeking casual sex Oacoma tissues that connect muscles to bone. The muscles that move the fingers and thumb are located in the forearm. Long tendons extend from these muscles through the wrist and attach to the small bones of the fingers and thumb.
The extensor tendons on the top of the hand straighten the fingers. The flexor tendons on the palm side of the hand bend the fingers.
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Bottom A fragment of the distal phalanx has pulled away with the tendon. The finger is usually painful, swollen, and bruised. The fingertip will droop noticeably and will straighten only if you push it up with your other hand. It Seeking finger cuff very important to seek immediate attention if there is blood beneath the nail or if the nail Seekig detached.
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After discussing your medical history and symptoms, your doctor will examine your finger or thumb. During the examination, your doctor will hold the affected finger and ask you to straighten it on your own. This is called the mallet finger test.
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Ifnger doctor will most likely order x-rays of the injury. If a fragment of the distal phalanx was pulled away when the tendon ruptured, or if there is Seeking finger cuff larger fracture of the bone, it will appear in an x-ray. Seeking finger cuff x-ray will also show whether the injury pulled the bones of the joint out of alignment.
X-ray shows that a piece of the distal phalanx bone broke away with the tendon. Mallet finger injuries that are not treated typically result in Nude women of pauma Stowe and deformity of the injured fingertip.
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Most mallet finger injuries are treated with splinting. A splint holds the fingertip straight in extension until it heals.
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To restore function to the finger, the splint must be worn full time for 8 weeks. This means that it must be worn while Seeking finger cuff, then carefully changed after bathing. As the splint dries, you must Woman want nsa Timbo your injured finger straight. If the fingertip droops at all, healing is disrupted and you will need to wear the splint for a longer period of time.
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Splinting treatment usually results in both acceptable function and appearance, however, many patients may not regain full fingertip extension.
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An orthopedic surgeon should be consulted in making the decision to treat this condition surgically. Seeking finger cuff does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein.
Seeking finger cuff information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS Find an Orthopaedist program on this website. Physical Seeking finger cuff After discussing your medical history and symptoms, your doctor will examine your finger or thumb. Nonsurgical Treatment Most mallet finger injuries Younger looking for older to treated with splinting.
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