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A 19-year-old female asked:

Jersey fng/fract distal phalanx. barely able to bend dip after injury. ortho said just stiff, but after 1 wk, still cant. possible torn flexor tendon?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Jersey finger: Jersey finger is, by definition, injury to the flexor tendon attachment to the distal phalanx of the finger. If you are unable to flex the end joint of the finger at all, there may be a complete tendon tear, possibly requiring surgery. If there is a partial tear, a period of immobilization might be effective to get the tendon to heal. See http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00015

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Last updated Sep 11, 2015

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