Current concepts: mallet finger.

  title={Current concepts: mallet finger.},
  author={Sreenivasa R. Alla and Nicole D Deal and Ian J Dempsey},
  volume={9 2},
Loss of the extensor mechanism at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint leads to mallet finger also known as baseball finger or drop finger. This can be secondary to tendon substance disruption or to a bony avulsion. Soft tissue mallet finger is the result of a rupture of the extensor tendon in Zone 1, and a bony mallet finger is the result of an avulsion of the extensor tendon from the distal phalanx with a small fragment of bone attached to the avulsed tendon. Mallet finger leads to an… CONTINUE READING
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