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Mallet finger

In medicine, mallet finger, also baseball finger and (more generally) extensor tendon injury, is an injury of the extensor digitorum longus tendonat the distal interphalangeal joint.[{{fullurl:Template:FULLPAGENAME}}#endnote_gpnotebook1] It results from hyperextension of the extensor digitorum longus tendon, as can happen when someone hits their own finger (when using a mallet) or when, in baseball, someone goes to catch a flyballand the ball strikes the palmar aspect of one of their fingers.


  1. ^  Mallet Finger, GPnotebook.co.uk, URL: http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/1295319050.htm. Accessed December 6, 2005.

External links

  • Mallet Finger- eMedicine.com
  • Mallet Finger(Picture) - Centre International de Chirurgie de la Main
  • Mallet finger deformity- Student-ER.net
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