Wednesday, November 01, 2006

"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."

Tore the tendon in a flag football game Thursday night. I thought it was only jammed at first, so I played the rest of the game (not very effectively). Got it X-rayed Friday afternoon, they scheduled me for surgery Saturday. Now I have a soft cast and 6 weeks to learn how to do my job one-handed.

DON'T GO THERE, J.OL. I know you're thinking it.

5 comments:

jeri said...

Suuuuuck. Heard about it from Amy the day before your surgery. Hope it heals fast.

Jonathan said...

Too late, I already asked if it was your "drawing hand"! Ha ha!

Hmm, no wonder that post was deleted...

Kenfield said...

I can't remember, was it your left hand?

-Josh

Ryan said...

Left, yep. Drawing is safe.

Art Hardie said...

Jersey finger is no fun. I'm going through it now. For a detailed account of what it's like, check out my blog:

http://jersey-finger.blogspot.com