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Swan neck deformity

Basically my fingers will lock up once in a while in the swan neck deformity, but eventually they come loose and I am able to use them. Also I can purposely put them in that locked position, though they come on done real easy when I do it purposely. My question is, is this just something I can do or is it something I should mention to the doctor? Thanks in advance.
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

Locking up of the finger joints giving the finger a curved shape is not the swan neck deformity. The locking may be normal in some individuals due to tendon stretch, while it may be abnormal in a few others secondary to injuries, fractures, loose bodies etc. If this can be done willingly, the former is a more likely possibility; though you may consider getting this evaluated by a primary care physician or an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management, if required.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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