Mallet Finger

Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that is responsible for straightening the finger. This type of injury is most commonly caused by direct trauma to the extended finger such as when a ball strikes the end of the finger during sports.

Symptoms of Mallet Finger

• Downward turning of the tip of the finger
• Inability to straighten the injured finger
• Pain, swelling and tenderness of injured finger

Mallet Finger Treatment Options

Treatment for mallet finger includes placing the injured finger in a splint that extends the finger for 8 -12 weeks. Our hand doctors at Emory will discuss the best treatment option for your injured finger.

If you have questions, or to make an appointment, call: 404-778-3350.

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