Mallet Finger

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 recovery

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Mallet Finger

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.

Mallet Finger

This injury is frequently sustained during ball sports in particular football, basketball or netball.

Treatment and management options

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.

Whatever stage you’re at, we’re ready to help.

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