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Extensor Tendon Injury

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Extensor tendons extend the wrist and hand so that they can fully open and lay flat. Running from the elbow to the fingertips, these tendons are located on the back of the hand, just under the skin and on top of the finger bones. Because of their location, extensor tendons are easy to injure.

What are the signs and symptoms of extensor tendon injury?

  • Restricted range of motion or inability to straighten finger

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