mallet finger

noun
mal·​let finger | \ ˈmal-ət- How to pronounce mallet finger (audio) \

Medical Definition of mallet finger

: involuntary flexion of the distal phalanx of a finger caused by avulsion of the extensor tendon

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“Mallet finger.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mallet%20finger. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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