BWH/Mass General Health Care Center 20 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA 02035 phone: 508-718-4035 fax: 508-718-4036
Orthopaedics at Mass General Waltham 52 Second Avenue Building 52, 1st Floor, Suite 1150 Waltham, MA 02451 phone: 617-726-7500 fax: 617-643-2030
Explore Jersey Finger
Avulsion (tearing) of the flexor tendon to the fingertip usually occurs from grabbing a jersey during a tackle. It most often affects the ring finger. Following the injury, the fingertip cannot be flexed (bent down) and the tendon can often be felt in the finger or the palm. X-rays will rule out an associated fracture. Treatment consists of surgery to reattach the tendon to the base of the fingertip.