Finger Injuries in Ball Sports

David T. Netscher, Dang T. Pham, Kimberly Goldie Staines

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Finger injuries are common in athletes playing in professional ball sports. Understanding the intricate anatomy of the digit is necessary to properly diagnose and manage finger injuries. Unrecognized or poorly managed finger injuries can lead to chronic deformities that can affect an athlete's performance. Multiple factors and treatment options should be considered to provide the best functional outcome and rapid return to play for an athlete. This article discusses the mechanism of injury, diagnosis, treatment, and return-to-play recommendations for common finger injuries in ball sports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-139
Number of pages21
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Athlete
  • Ball sports
  • Finger injuries
  • Orthoses
  • Return to play

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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