What is a Mallet Finger?
A mallet finger occurs when there is damage to the Extensor Tendon, which is responsible for straightening the finger. When there is trauma to the tip of the finger, this tendon can be damaged, resulting in the inability to straighten the affected finger. This condition can cause finger pain, swelling, and bruising. The finger can also begin to droop into a bent position.
The majority of mallet finger can be treated non-surgically. Treatment from MidAmerica Plastic Surgery includes evaluation of the injury, possible splinting, and medical management. If you are suffering from a mallet finger, Dr. Ryan Diederich can help!
Dr. Ryan Diederich is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures at Mid-America Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Glen Carbon, IL. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon east of St. Louis, you can schedule a consultation online schedule a consultation online, or call us at (618) 288-7855 to schedule an appointment.
*This article is intended as a guideline only. This is not intended as medical advice. There are no guarantees written or implied from the information presented here. Only a consultation can provide an appropriate evaluation and discussion regarding any procedure. Refer to your physician for medical decision making and advice.