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Mallet Finger Splint

Mallet finger is where the finger bends but will not straighten by itself. The usual cause is an injury to the end of the finger. It is a relatively common injury which tears the tendon that straightens (extends) the end of the finger. The joint can be pushed straight but will not hold that position on its own. Mallet finger can be very painful and the joint can become very red and swollen.

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