Mallet finger is a traumatic injury to the tip of an athlete's finger. It is also called baseball finger due to the high occurrence of this injury in the sport. The traumatic blow, typically caused by a ball impacting the tip of a finger, may result in permanent loss of distal finger extension if not treated promptly and appropriately.

Mechanism of Injury

As described above, a ball or object forcefully contacts the tip of an athlete's finger. The trauma results in a sharp movement of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint ...

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