Archive for the ‘Mallet Finger’ Category

  • Mallet Finger

    Mallet finger is a condition that results when the tendon responsible for extending or straightening the finger (extensor tendon) becomes damaged. This can occur when an object, often a ball, strikes the finger and injures the tendon. The tendon can rupture (break) or it can pull off a piece of bone from the last bone in the finger (distal phalanx) causing the end of the finger to droop. If this happens, the finger cannot be extended.