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Finger Injuries (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

laceration, avulsion, amputation, phalanges, broken finger, fractured finger, dislocations, ligament injuries, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, jammed finger, bites, fingernail injuries, fingernail, subungual hematoma, paronychia, mallet finger, skier's thumb, boutonniere deformity, swan neck deformity, tetanus, finger injury, finger injuries, Boutonniere deformity, animal bites, fight bite

Author and Editor

Author: John P. Cunha, DO

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES:

American Family Physician. Acute Finger Injuries: Part I. Tendons and Ligaments.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Fingertip Injuries.

healthychildren.org. Common Finger Injuries in Athletes.


Last Editorial Review: 7/19/2013

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The layman's term "jammed finger" often refers to injuries that are incurred around the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the fingers

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