Last Updated on Aug 27, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will mallet finger worsen if left untreated?

Mallet finger can remain the same or worsen if left untreated.

2. Which doctor treats mallet finger?

An orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon or general surgeon specialized in treating hand injuries can be consulted for a mallet finger.

3. How long do I have to wear the splint?

The splint has to be worn continuously for the recommended period of time which is usually about 6-8 weeks. It must not be removed while showering or any other activity. If the injury is severe, you may have to wear the splint for a longer period of time.

4. Will there be a lot of pain?

There will be pain if a bone is involved in the injury.

5. Will finger look normal after injury?

Most people recover normal look and movement of the finger after injury. However in some, the finger may look thicker and there may also be a loss of movement.

6. Does mallet finger occur only for those involved in sports?

No. It can occur even during simpler activities, such as tucking in a bed sheet.

Comments

drraja Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ya I accept vaishali's comments on this article , it is mostly a sport related injury and not a congenital one and it is clearly mentioned as tendon disruption , such sports medicine articles are really interesting .

vaishali Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hi NO its not occur during birth. Its often occurs as sports related injuries.

Imayavaramban Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Does mallet finger occurs in birth?

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