Gamekeeper's thumb: ulnar collateral ligament injury.

Title

Gamekeeper's thumb: ulnar collateral ligament injury.

Creator

Richard J R

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1996
1996-04

Description

Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb, once a common chronic occupational injury occurring in British gamekeepers, is now most frequently an acute sports-related injury in skiers, football players and other athletes. Differentiation of complete versus partial tears of the ligament is crucial because the treatment for complete tears is surgical. Radiographic evaluation, while important, has a limited role. Partial ligamentous tears, or those associated with uncomplicated avulsion fractures of the proximal phalanx, can be adequately treated by the family physician using simple shortarm thumb spica casting.

Subject

Humans; Male; Adolescent; *Athletic Injuries/diagnosis/physiopathology/therapy; *Ulna; Collateral Ligaments/*injuries

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1775–1781

Issue

5

Volume

53

Citation

Richard J R, “Gamekeeper's thumb: ulnar collateral ligament injury.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 26, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5586.

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