Jammed finger

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Background

  • Axial loading force leads to prolonged swelling of PIP

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Hand and finger injuries

Evaluation

  • X-ray negative
  • Volar plate sprain
    • No weakness
    • Treatment: buddy tape
  • Central slip injury
    • mild extensor weakness
    • may become Boutonniere

Management

See Also

References


  • Atlas of Emergency Medicine