Mallet Finger

Mallet Finger Splints & Treatment


Mallet finger is the result of a rupture of the extensor tendon at the tip of the finger, preventing the tip joint from straightening. It is usually caused by forced flexion of the tip or a laceration.  To treat this, patients of Action Rehab will be provided with a custom made thermoplastic finger splint which will keep the DIP joint in hyperextension continuously for 68 weeks; this will allow the tendon to heal. The small splint to hold the tip straight can be worn for sport.

Mallet Finger is a condition often seen after a sports-related trauma


This causes the fingertip to droop, sometimes confused as a dislocation. This tendon injury can be difficult to treat and if treated poorly can lead to complications such as a swan neck deformity.

Action Rehab provides assessment and hand rehabilitation for patients who sustain this injury or are living with an untreated Mallet Finger condition. We also have treatments available for a sprained finger.

We are a team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who specialise in the rehabilitation of the upper limb (hand therapy, sprained wrist, elbow and dislocated shoulder treatment).


This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.