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Medical Term:

mallet finger

Definition

an avulsion, partial or complete, of the long finger extensor from the base of the distal phalanx, resulting in the inability to fully extend the distal interphalangeal joint actively.

Synonym(s): baseball finger, drop finger, hammer finger

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