Short Communication - Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma ( 2022) Volume 12, Issue 3

Mallet Finger its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Thorsten Gor*
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Helios ENDO-Klinik Hamburg, Germany
*Corresponding Author:
Thorsten Gor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Helios ENDO-Klinik Hamburg, Germany, Email:

Received: 02-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. APJOT-22-61243; Editor assigned: 04-Mar-2022, Pre QC No. APJOT-22-61243 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Mar-2022, QC No. APJOT-22-61243; Revised: 23-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. APJOT-22-61243 (R); Published: 30-Mar-2022, DOI: 10.4303/jot/236093


Mallet finger happens when you can’t fix your finger. Whenever you truly do attempt to fix it, the tip of your finger stays bowed toward your palm. Sports wounds are the most well-known reason for Mallet finger, especially from getting a ball. Pain and swelling at the tip of your finger is the most well-known side effect. You may likewise not be able to totally fix the finger. Assuming you stand by too lengthy to even think about looking for clinical consideration for this injury, you may for all time lose the capacity to fix that finger [1,2].


The issue with a mallet disfigurement is that numerous patients disregard them as a “hyper-extended finger”. The particular distinction between an injury and a hammer finger is the last option is related with a crack of the ligament that broadens the tip or DIP joint. With the ligament burst the principal thing to happen is that you can’t effectively broaden the finger. One of the exemplary discoveries is the capacity to broaden the joint, yet a deficiency of dynamic augmentation latently. Moreover, you can find delicacy over the rear of the joint. Mallet finger most frequently happens when there is a physical issue to the ligament on the top or rear of your finger. Ligaments append muscles to bones. The ligament in the tip of your finger permits at the tip of your finger to twist and fix. At the point when it is harmed, you can’t fix the fingertip any longer. The injury ordinarily happens when the ligament is torn or extended. It can likewise work out on the off chance that the ligament is ripped off the bone or pulls a piece of bone away from the remainder of the finger bone. Your finger might feel excruciating after the injury, and the tip of your finger will hang. You’ll in any case have the option to utilize your hand. Torment is frequently connected with a bone break. Other hammer finger side effects are: redness, expanding, swelling, delicacy failure to fix at the tip of your finger except if you utilize your other hand to hold it up Assuming your nail is likewise harmed and is separated from the nail bed or has blood under it, it very well might be an indication of a cut or a bone crack. Look for clinical assistance as quickly as time permits, as there’s hazard of disease. Your finger will be placed in a plastic brace, which keeps it straight, with the end joint somewhat twisted in reverse [3,4].


You will in any case have the option to twist your finger at the center joint. The brace is taped on and should be worn constantly for 6 to about two months to permit the 2 closures of the torn ligament to remain together and recuperate. It ought to just be eliminated for cleaning. The finish of your finger must doesn’t twist during the time it’s braced in light of the fact that it might slow the recuperating and lessen the viability of the treatment. The center joint of the finger is passed on free so you can keep on moving it to forestall any firmness creating. Medical procedure is possibly required assuming you additionally have a wrecked finger, the skin is broken, or in uncommon situations where hammer finger neglects to recuperate.


The Authors are very thankful and honored to publish this article in the respective Journal and are also very great full to the reviewers for their positive response to this article publication.

Conflict of Interest

We have no conflict of interests to disclose and the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors.


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