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Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger


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Mallet finger (also called baseball finger or drop finger) is a bent fingertip that can't be straightened. It is caused by a ruptured tendon at the base of the finger joint near the fingertip that occurs when a finger is bent with force, such as when you try to catch a ball and your fingertip is struck by the ball.

Symptoms of mallet finger include a:

  • Bent fingertip that can't be straightened.
  • Painful and swollen fingertip.

Treatment includes splinting the injured finger in a straight position for several weeks.