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What Is a Volar Plate Injury

Volar plate injury is an injury . It occurs when the finger is forced into a bent position, causing a tear in the tendon. The tendon sometimes pulls a piece of bone away with it.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain, bruising and swelling
  • Difficulty moving the finger
  • Deformity of crooked finger
Volar Plate Injury


  • Full time immobilisation in a custom-made splint for 4 weeks
  • Swelling management
  • Range of movement exercises as directed by your Hand Therapist


  • Bend and straighten the tip of your finger
  • Bend and straighten the middle joint
  • Make a full fist and straighten into the splint
  • Tendon gliding exercises