A 37-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with finger pain after slamming her ring and middle fingers in a car door. She denies any prior finger injury or any medical problems. She states her middle and ring fingers are “stuck” in the position shown in Figure 1, at right. She denies any numbness, tingling, or other complaints.
Vital signs were normal except for a pulse of 101 beats/min which normalized with pain medication and observation.
Physical examination was normal except for image in Figure 1 (please click on image to enlarge).
- Tendon injury
- Radiographs of fingers showed no signs of fracture
1. What does the case image show?
2. What should you do next?
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