A 35-year-old member asked:
could i have mallet finger if i have finger pain?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused by damage to the extensor tendon. Pain only without deformity is not a mallet finger.
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Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Where is pain: Mallet finger is a rupture of the extensor tendon at the level of the distal interphalyngeal joint requiring 6-8 weeks of splinting for tendon to heal. Primary symptom is inability to extend the distal phalynx with some swelling not pain. Seek a hand surgical evaluation.
4870 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Mallet finger: Pain is one symptom, a droopy joint is seen CommonRX is
8 week of full time and 4weeks of night time and part time activity splinting on the distal joint only . One can work with a mallet fingersplinted . Dirk Nowitzki played in the 2011 nba finals with this injury. But he had a full time trainer
3525 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 17, 2014
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