Ulnar collateral ligament avulsion - thumb

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Injury to thumb few days back.

Patient Data

Age: 56 yrs
Gender: Male

A bone flake is noted at distal insertion site of ulnar collateral ligament of 1st metacarpo-phalangeal joint. A cortical defect is noted at base of proximal phalanx.

Diffuse hypoechoic echopattern, thickening of ulnar collateral ligament is noted.

No joint effusion is noted.

Case Discussion

Finding of ulnar collateral ligament avulsion from its distal end with a bone flake.

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Case information

rID: 38169
Case created: 9th Jul 2015
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2015
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