Identify this condition:
A. Dupuytren’s contracture
B. Trigger Finger
C. Mallet Finger
D. Swan neck deformity
Ans:C. Mallet Finger.
- A finger deformity caused by disruption of the terminal extensor tendon distal to DIP joint : the disruption may be bony or tendinous
- Also known as baseball finger, dropped finger, dolphin finger.
- extension splinting of DIP joint for 6-8 weeks
- Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pin Fixation /Open Reduction & Internal Fixation Surgery /surgical reconstruction of terminal tendon/DIP arthrodesis