Jersey Finger occurs when one of the tendons that connects to the tip of our fingers is pulled off from the bone. This happens when our fingertip is overextended.
In some injuries, the tendon is only partially ruptured, but in other cases the tendon can be completely separated from the bone.
Jersey Finger is an injury most common in athletes. Why is this condition called Jersey Finger? This injury was named for the motion that medical professionals observed as the primary cause; athletes grabbing the jersey of another athlete who is pulling away.
Although this is a common football injury, this can occur during other sports and activities as well.
Depending on the severity of the injury, an HMA specialist may splint your hand to help the healing process. Yet, if your tendon has completely separated, then you may be advised to have surgery by one of our Board-Certified surgeons.
Surgery may entail pins inserted into the bone to stablize as well as reconstructive surgery to the tendons affected. Physical Therapy is often prescribed after surgery to aid in rehabilitation.
We’re the only group of specially trained hand surgeons in Central Ohio who provide on-call emergency care, 365 days a year.
Our on-site surgery and therapy centers allow us to provide patients with comprehensive, advanced treatment in one convenient location.
While we strive to keep your primary care physician informed of the care you receive, we are happy to see you without a referral.