Things that may raise your chance of this injury are:
Playing certain sports, such as:
Having health problems that weaken flexor tendons, such as rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms may be:
A cut on the palm side of your hand
Problems bending one or more joints of a finger
Loss of feeling in a finger
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. The doctor will ask how the injury happened. The finger will be checked. A doctor who treats bones may need to look at it.
A splint will be needed to protect the finger. Other options are:
Antibiotics may be needed to treat or prevent infection.
Most people will need surgery to repair the tendon. Exercises will also be given to help with finger strength and motion.
This injury happens due to accidents. There are no guidelines to prevent it.
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