mallet deformity

mallet deformity

Etymology: ME, maillet, maul
a loss of the ability to extend the distal joint of a finger or toe. It may be caused by severe damage, such as rupture of the terminal tendon. See also hammer finger, hammer toe.
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A series by Robb included mallet deformity of 149 digits, only one of which was a mallet thumb [5], and a series by Wehbe and Schneider included only one mallet thumb among mallet fractures of 160 digits [2].