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Can you have mallet finger in all the fingers of one hand?

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Dr. David Hildreth
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Very rare injury

I guess you could, but in over 25 yrs.
Of hand surgery practice I have never seen it and i don't recall any reports in the literature.

In brief: Very rare injury

I guess you could, but in over 25 yrs.
Of hand surgery practice I have never seen it and i don't recall any reports in the literature.
Dr. David Hildreth
Dr. David Hildreth
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Mallet finger injury

If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected.
All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness

In brief: Mallet finger injury

If the mallet finger has an altered range of motion then the adjacent fingers can be affected.
All fingertips share a common flexor digitorum profundus muscle bely thus flexing once finger will result in flexion of the others unless one holds or limits motion. We do this in function by a complex system of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Also there can be "paradoxical" motion with stiffness
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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