Here’s what’s good: 1.) it allows you to immobilize a mallet finger in a slightly hyper flexed position. 2.)despite the Velcro fastening across the DIP joint, the foam is comfy and doesn’t irritate the joint the way other splints do 3.)it allows some mobility for my PIP (second joint) while immobilizing the DIP joint to cure a mallet ...

Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that causes an inability to extend the fingertip [1]. It is commonly caused by a direct blow to the fingertip, such as while trying to catch a ball. The major symptom of mallet finger is an inability to actively extend the fingertip as well as pain and swelling. Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that causes an inability to extend the fingertip [1]. It is commonly caused by a direct blow to the fingertip, such as while trying to catch a ball. The major symptom of mallet finger is an inability to actively extend the fingertip as well as pain and swelling. Mallet finger occurs when this tendon: Is stretched or torn; Pulls a piece of bone away from the rest of the bone (avulsion fracture) Mallet finger most often occurs when something hits the tip of your straightened finger and bends it down with force.