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Extensor tendon rupture, Mallet finger, baseball finger, dolphin finger

Hand Surgery and Surgical Practice Alstertal Germany Hamburg Poppenbuettel – Tel:  +49 (0) 40 602 30 06


Rupture of the extensor tendon at the distal interphalangeal joint of the finger. It can occur with a piece of bone disintegrated or as a rupture of the tendon itself. Happens often if impact occurs to the stretched finger. Patient is not able to produce full extension in the peripheral joint


Depending on the kind of injury konservative treatment. In some cases an operation is recommendable.

Operative procedure

In local anaesthesia Reunification of the tendon, or bone fixation with a little titanium screw or tiny nails.

Whats next

Splinting of the finger for some weeks.


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    Trauma Surgery
    General Surgeon

    Dr. med. Stephan Berg
    General Surgeon
    Trauma Surgery

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