Mallet finger

Mallet finger is a condition where the end of the finger is bent and does not straighten. It occurs when the extensor tendon on the back of the finger is damaged. The finger joint is a hinge-joint that allows bending and straightening of the fingers.


  • Drooping of the finger
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Limited range of motion


  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • X-ray

Non-surgical Treatments

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections

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