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What is done to evaluate a thumb injury?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Exam and x-ray
Fractures and ligament tears are very common injuries.
An x-ray is obtained to check for a fracture and if none is found, a physical exam is performed to evaluate the collateral ligaments. Both the radial and ulnar collateral ligaments can be sprained or torn. Sprains resolve with immobilization, torn ligaments require surgical repair.

In brief: Exam and x-ray
Fractures and ligament tears are very common injuries.
An x-ray is obtained to check for a fracture and if none is found, a physical exam is performed to evaluate the collateral ligaments. Both the radial and ulnar collateral ligaments can be sprained or torn. Sprains resolve with immobilization, torn ligaments require surgical repair.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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