Mallet Finger in a Toddler: A Rare But Easily Missed Injury

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

A mallet finger is a flexion deformity of a finger at the distal interphalangeal joint due to an injury of the extensor mechanism at the base of the distal phalanx. Most common in middle-aged men, injuries in the pediatric population are less common and rare in toddlers. We describe a case of missed mallet finger and its subsequent treatment in a female toddler.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles