Mallet Finger


What is Mallet Finger?

Mallet Finger sometime also known as Baseball finger, is a deformity of a finger caused when the extensor tendon is damaged. When a ball or other object strikes the tip of the finger or thumb, the force damages the thin tendon that straightens the finger. The finger or thumb is not able to be straightened.

Symptoms of Mallet Finger

  • Painful
  • Swollen
  • Bruised


Causes of Mallet Finger

When there is a force strikes at the tip of the finger causing the finger to bend when straighten.

Treatment for Mallet Finger

  • Using a finger splint
  • Surgical Treatment


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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