Mallet Finger – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Mallet Finger Treatment & Surgery

  • Splint to hold the finger straight
  • Surgery

Mallet finger

There are no muscles in the fingers, instead our fingers are being moved by by long tendons which connecst to the muscles in the hand and forearm. When our muscles contracts, the tendons moves through the wrist and up to the end of the fingers to produce movement.

If this tendon is damaged, torn or injured then the ability to straighten our finger is affected. The degree of damage can range from a minor stretching of the tendon, to an avulsion of the tendon which means it has come away from the bone altogether. This condition is called Mallet Finger.


    • Pain, swelling and bruising.
    • Inability to completely extend the finger.

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