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Why Your Jammed Finger May Be a Much More Serious Injury

Men's Health—May 15, 2015

Men's Health reporter, Jill Fanslau, accounts her own experience of thinking she had a jammed middle finger but finding out that it was an acute boutonniere deformity. 

According to the article, the injury occurs when there is a forceful impact to the tip of a finger while it is straight. 

The tendon that runs along the top of your finger—called the central slip—tears, and the joint’s middle knuckle pops through, explains Michelle Carlson, MD, a hand surgeon who specializes in sports-related injuries at Hospital for Special Surgery.

To read the full article, visit www.menshealth.com.


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