Finger injuries in athlete are very common. Most of these injuries are small however, some can be major. It is very important, especially in the skeletally immature athlete, to not miss a potentially debilitating injury.
An Athletic Trainer will be the front line medical professional with athletes and many times will treat the injury immediately after it has occurred.
Any finger injury that is sustained should be seen by a physician and have x-rays performed. These patients are very susceptible to developing debilitating joint arthritis later in adulthood.
Volar Plate Avulsion Fracture
Loose Fragment Avulsion Fracture