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- Pain and tenderness at the distal finger joint after injury
- Swelling and redness around the distal joint after the injury
- Inability to completely extend the finger
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- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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