sprained finger

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  • generally the result of falls with tearing or avulsion of a collateral ligament.
  • the diagnosis will become evident from the history and the presence of local tenderness.
  • note any instability on stressing the ligament.
  • treatment involves buddy strapping for five weeks with finger extension exercises.
  • the swelling associated with the finger sprain may persist for many months.

Last reviewed 01/2018