Skier's thumb

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Fall onto the hand.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI shows a non-displaced avulsion fracture at the dorso-ulnar base of the 1st proximal phalanx (insertion of the ulnar collateral ligament). Bone bruises of the metacarpal head and the radial sesamoid.

Case Discussion

Ulnar collateral ligament ruptures or avulsions are the most common skiing injuries of the upper extremities, they are also known as gamekeeper's thumb. 

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Case information

rID: 16708
Case created: 13th Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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