Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries
Mallet finger (also called baseball finger) occurs when the thin tendon which straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb is damaged. It is often caused when a strike from an object (like a ball) forces the tip of the finger or thumb further than it would normally go, causing the end of the digit to droop not be able to be straightened.
the majority of mallet finger injuries can be treated without surgery, often using a splint to hold the fingertip in position until it heals. However, surgery may be recommended if the injury accompanies a large fracture or if the joint is misaligned. This often involves a tendon graft to reattach the tendon.