Jersey Finger

The injury commonly known as jersey finger is an avulsion injury of the longer flexor tendon, the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon, that occurs after forceful extension during active flexion of the most distal part of the affected finger (aka the distal phalanx). The common name arises from the classic presentation caused by violent traction of a flexed distal phalanx as in catching onto the jersey of a running football player. In 75% of cases, the injury occurs in the FDP of the ring finger, followed closely by ...

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