Ulnar collateral ligament tear - thumb

Case contributed by Dr Wadah Ahmed


Persistent left thumb pain after an injury 4 weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

Localized echo-poor area equals 2.6 x 1.2 millimeter seen at distal attachment of the left thumb ulnar collateral ligament, likely represents a partial thickness tear at the proximal phalangeal attachment site.

Case Discussion

Partial thickness tear of the left thumb ulnar collateral ligament is seen as a hypoechoic area towards the distal attachment of the ligament at the 1st proximal phalanx. No calcifications or bony avulsions seen.

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Case information

rID: 64026
Published: 31st Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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