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Mallet Finger eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/topic413.htm

Description: Loss of extensor tendon continuity at the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) causes the joint to rest in an abnormally flexed position. This occurs with a laceration to the dorsum of the digit near the DIPJ. Mallet finger describes the condition in which the skin remains closed and the extensor tendon is either forcibly stretched or avulsed from the distal phalanx.
Synonyms and related keywords: baseball finger, dropped finger
Author: Roy A Meals, MD

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Roy A Meals, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008