Orthopaedic Hand Trauma CH32 (1)
SECTION 3 | Tendon Injuries
Figure 32.1 Mechanisms of injury for mallet finger.
Lax volar plate
Transverse retinacular ligament
Figure 32.2 Mechanism of swan neck deformity in the setting of mallet finger. FDS, flexor digitorum superficialis; FDP, flexor digitorum profundis.
■ ■ Patient’s history usually includes mechanism of injury, and the patient will usually present in the acute phase.
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