Jammed finger

Background

  • Axial loading force leads to prolonged swelling of PIP

Diagnosis

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

Treatment

Dorsal splint extension

See Also

Source

  • Tintinalli
  • Atlas of Emergency Medicine