Mallet finger is a common injury to the tip of the finger, often from forceful trauma that can be caused by a fracture, or from tearing of the soft tissues.
This injury is characterised by the tip of the finger being unable to straighten after injury. There is often also pain and swelling to the end joint of the finger.
These injuries require immediate treatment with a custom-made splint and if not appropriately managed by a specialist, they can cause long term deformity to the whole finger.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment.