Your finger will present with the tip bent down (like a "mallet") and you will be unable to straighten it. Immediate treatment is important for a full recoveryBook A Consultation
The force to the finger tip causes a rupture of the tendon that straigtens the tip of the finger, it may also include a small fracture.
This injury is frequently sustained during ball sports in particular football, basketball or netball.
A small custom thermoplastic finger splint will be made by your hand therapist to hold the tip of the finger in the correct position for healing for 6 weeks 24/7. This allows the tendon insertion that has pulled away from the bone to reattach.