mallet finger

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mal·let fin·ger

n. dedo de la mano en martillo.
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Objective: This study evaluates the results of open reduction and hook-plate fixation in the treatment of osseous mallet finger and compares S- and Y-shaped incisions used for the approach.
Management of a closed nonosseous mallet finger is generally nonoperative, but failure to treat may result in chronic swan-neck deformity with PIP joint hyperextension and flexion at the DIP joint.
Mallet finger due to avulsion fracture of the distal phalanx or rupture of the terminal tendon of the extensor mechanism is known as a common injury, but mallet thumb is rare.
Mallet finger patients cannot extend the distal interphalangeal joint.
Answer: The basketball player has mallet finger (C).
Because of the asymmetry of these tendon insertions, the clinical manifestation of this injury in the young mimics a mallet finger and a clinodactyly deformity.
Mallet finger is a finger deformity caused when a certain tendon (the extensor tendon) is damaged.
Aimed at junior doctors new to plastic surgery, this guide proffers advice primarily on the immediate management of emergency hand trauma and covers local anesthetic blocks, nail-bed injuries, mallet finger, nerve injuries, tendon injuries, hand fractures, crush injuries, replants and revascularizations, penetrating foreign bodies, extravasation injuries, high-pressure injection injuries, and deliberate self-harm.
The same applies to mallet finger, in which the extension tendon is avulsed off the distal end (for example, when a baseball collides with the fingertip).
One type is Mallet finger, in which a blow to the end of the finger forces the distal phalanx into flexion; this results in an extensor tendon rupture in the skeletally mature athlete or a Salter fracture in the skeletally immature athlete, with pain and swelling in the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint.
The most common office complaints are described in detail: trigger finger, ganglion cyst, mucous cyst, mallet finger, Dupuytren disease, Boutonniere deformity, skier thumb, flexor tendon injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and de Quervain tendonitis.