Today: Friday 6 August 2021 , 3:43 am


advertisment
search




Mallet Finger...Emergency

Last updated 19 hour , 2 minute 40 Views

Advertisement
In this page talks about ( Mallet Finger...Emergency ) It was sent to us on 05/08/2021 and was presented on 05/08/2021 and the last update on this page on 05/08/2021

Your Comment


Enter code


Treatment of Mallet Finger













A splint






Usually doctors straighten the finger then place a splint on it to hold it in a position that is bent slightly upward (in extension). The splint is worn for 6 to 8 weeks.



Rarely when a fracture involves a large part of the joint surface or when the joint is dislocated surgery is needed.


Diagnosis of Mallet Finger













Physical examination




X-rays to check for fractures






Doctors can usually diagnose mallet finger when they examine the finger.



X-rays are usually taken at several different angles to check for a fracture.


Symptoms of Mallet Finger











The finger is usually painful swollen and bruised immediately after the injury. The joint remains bent. The person cannot straighten it. Occasionally blood collects under the nail (called a subungual hematoma).


simple explanation



In Mallet finger the fingertip curls down and cannot be straightened. It is usually caused by a tendon injury.


(See also Overview of Sprains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries and Finger Fractures.)


Mallet finger usually results when the tendon that attaches bone to muscle in the fingertip is torn. This tendon (called the extensor tendon) is used to straighten the fingertip. Usually the tendon is torn when a force causes the fingertip to bend more than it normally does. A common cause is a baseball that hits the fingertip and jams it. Thus mallet finger is sometimes called baseball finger.


One or more fingers may be affected. Sometimes the joint is also dislocated.


When the tendon tears it may pull a piece of bone from the finger (called an avulsion fracture). When an avulsion fracture occurs the cartilage at the end of the affected bone (the joint surface) is also fractured.


People with Mallet finger cannot straighten the end of their finger.


The finger is usually painful swollen and bruised immediately after the injury. The joint remains bent. The person cannot straighten it. Occasionally blood collects under the nail (called a subungual hematoma).


Physical examination


X-rays to check for fractures


Doctors can usually diagnose mallet finger when they examine the finger.


X-rays are usually taken at several different angles to check for a fracture.


A splint


Usually doctors straighten the finger then place a splint on it to hold it in a position that is bent slightly upward (in extension). The splint is worn for 6 to 8 weeks.


Rarely when a fracture involves a large part of the joint surface or when the joint is dislocated surgery is needed.
  • The Author: wikbe
 
Comments

There are no Comments yet

last seen