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Finger Conditions

Learn about common causes of finger pain. Follow the links below to help you find more information about your condition or use the information to understand the cause of your symptoms.
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Why Do Fingers Wrinkle?
Finger wrinkling has often been attributed to osmosis, but we know that is not really the cause. Learn about recent understanding about what causes finger wrinkles.

Flexor Tendon Sheath Infections
A flexor tendon sheath infection is a serious finger infection. If treatment is not started quickly and aggressively, consequences can be severe.

Finger Arthritis
Arthritis is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers. The knuckle joints of the fingers are frequently affected in patients with osteoarthritis, also called wear-and-tear arthritis. Finger arthritis can cause problems with activities that involve the hands, and may require treatment.

Jersey Finger
A jersey finger is an injury to one of the important tendons of the finger. People with a jersey finger cannot bent the finger down into a fist position. Most often, a jersey finger occurs during a sports event as the finger is torn away when trying to grasp or tackle an opponent.

Metacarpal Fracture: A Broken Hand
A metacarpal fracture is an injury to one of the small bones in the hand. The bone is located at the level of the palm of the hand. Metacarpal fractures are often treated in a cast or may require surgery in some situations.

Boutonniére Deformity
A boutonniére deformity is a specific finger condition that prevents people from being able to fully straighten the finger. There are several causes of a boutonniére deformity. The most common reasons are either a tendon injury or rheumatoid arthritis.

Swan Neck Deformity
A swan neck deformity is a specific finger condition that prevents people from being able to fully straighten the finger. There are several causes of a swan neck deformity. The most common reasons are either an untreated mallet finger or rheumatoid arthritis.

Mallet Finger
A mallet finger is an injury that prevents the ability to fully straighten the finger. When a mallet finger occurs, there is an injury to the tendon of the finger. Treatment of a mallet finger can usually be accomplished with the use of a splint.

Finger Arthritis
Arthritis is commonly seen in the joints of the fingers. The knuckle joints of the fingers are frequently affected in patients with osteoarthritis, also called wear-and-tear arthritis. Finger arthritis can cause problems with activities that involve the hands, and may require treatment.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear
An injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb is also called a gamekeeper's thumb or a skier's thumb. These names describe how the thumb is injured when patients tear the ulnar collateral ligament (a UCL injury).

Trigger Finger
A patient's guide to trigger finger with facts, figures, and a helpful understanding this common orthopedic hand surgery problem.

Finger Sprains & Dislocations
Finger sprains and finger dislocations are injuries to the ligaments and soft-tissues around the small joints of the fingers. It is important to obtain a proper diagnosis of a finger sprain or dislocation so that your treatment is appropriate for the injury.

Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
Mallet finger, also known as baseball finger, is an injury to the fingertip caused by a blow to the end of the finger.

Thumb Arthritis
Thumb arthritis is one of the most common places in the body at people can be affected with wear in care of the joint. The treatment of thumb arthritis usually begins with simple measures, but for severe cases of thumb arthritis, surgery may be necessary.

Fingertip Injury - Will the Tip of the Finger Grow Back?
A series of images of a patient who cut off the tip of her finger and has healed the injury. Many patients are worried about what their finger will look like if they cut off the tip of the finger.

Can A Cut-Off Fingertip Grow Back?
There have been media reports of a product designed to help a severed fingertip grow back. Can a cut-off fingertip grow back? Are there products that can help to aid in growing back a cut-off fingertip?

Finger Amputation
When a finger is cut off, there is a possibility that the finger can be reattached. Determining when a replantation of the finger is possible and appropriate depends on a number of factors. Learn about finger amputations and when they should be reattached.

Finger Injuries
Finger pain is common. Symptoms can be the result of an acute injury, such as broken fingers and sprains, or chronic conditions, such as arthritis. Once you know the cause of your finger pain, you can determine what steps can be taken for the treatment of your condition. Learn more about causes of finger pain on the pages below.

Why Do You Think Fingers Wrinkle
Do you have an explanation for why fingers wrinkle? Scientists have debated it, but now you can offer your theory!

Injection Injuries to the Hand and Fingers
High pressure injection injuries are serious problems that can lead to finger amputation.

Boutonniere Deformity
A Boutonniere deformity is a finger injury that occurs as a result of tendon damage often from a jammed finger.

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