Thumb injuries

Playlist contributed by: Dr Tom Mitchell

The correct care of hand injury is very important. They are the way we interact with the world and problems with the hands can have massive implications on occupation and ability to look after yourself.

“You can't shake hands with a clenched fist”  - Indira Gandhi

Thumb injuries are common and you need to be aware of the anatomy, common injuries and their management if you are going to reduce morbidity

Here are some plain films of patients presenting with thumb pain - have a look and see if you'd get the correct diagnosis.

For further information about thumb injuries look at Dr Paul Teeds ToTF presentation.

http://emcage.net/thumbs-up/

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