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Mallet Finger (cont.)

Mallet Finger Prognosis

Results of treatment of mallet finger injuries vary.

  • Many people regain full function of the finger with no long-term effects.
  • Other people develop a long-term deformity known as a swan neck, which involves the finger joints.
  • For minor mallet finger injuries, splinting and surgery have been shown to have the same results.
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Loss of extensor tendon continuity at the distal interphalangeal joint (DIPJ) causes the joint to rest in an abnormally flexed position.

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