Hand Jammed Finger Mallet Finger Sports Injury

Video: Causes and Treatment of Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger
, sometimes known as baseball finger, happens when the top part of the finger is injured, forcing your finger to droop down and no longer straighten. Watch our short, 3-minute video to learn more about this injury and how to treat it. The video features NBA basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.

This injury is common in sports because it is easy for a basketball, baseball or football to strike the finger forcibly. While it may just seem like a jammed finger (you will have pain, swelling and bruising), there can be serious damage with a mallet finger. Early treatment is very important, especially if you see blood under the nail. Your doctor may treat you with a splint, cast or surgery, depending on how severe the injury is.

Learn more about this injury at www.HandCare.org.

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  • Nuraan
    April 6, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Can a mallet finger be fixed after 25years and if I should put it in a splint now will it bend straight again.

  • Bismillah
    July 27, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    I have trapped my right hand index finger in door of my flat

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