Extensor hood injury at the MCP joint

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Pain and snapping sensation over the 3rd MCP joint after a punch in a professional boxing athlete.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Ruptures of the sagittal bands of the extensor hood can occur from single or repetitive traumata or forceful hyperflexion of the MCP joint. Associated lesions of the MCP joints are frequently encountered (Boxer knuckle).

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Case information

rID: 14711
Published: 23rd Aug 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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