CNY Orthopedic Sports Medicine, PC: Article: Baseball Finger


Baseball Finger
Evan Herold
American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons
Copyright 2000

Every year when the baseball season gets underway, doctors start seeing cases of "baseball finger." This condition, which is also called "mallet finger," is often caused when a ball hits the tip of your finger, bending it down.

Fingers can bend down (toward the palm of your hand) only about 35 to 40 degrees. The force of a batted ball can push the finger beyond that limit and tear the tendon that controls muscle movement in the finger. (Full story)


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