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What is a common skiiers thumb injury?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Acute game-keepers

It is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpal-phalangeal joint of the thumb.
It is caused by falling on your hand with the thumb outstretched. The ski pole strap and/or hard plastic molded pole grips capture the thumb and predispose to this injury. You should only use ski pole straps to hand them on a nail in the garage. Yes you may drop a pole but that is an easier recovery.

In brief: Acute game-keepers

It is a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpal-phalangeal joint of the thumb.
It is caused by falling on your hand with the thumb outstretched. The ski pole strap and/or hard plastic molded pole grips capture the thumb and predispose to this injury. You should only use ski pole straps to hand them on a nail in the garage. Yes you may drop a pole but that is an easier recovery.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Injury thumb

Thisis a common injury that skiers get.
It occurs from a fall on an outstretched thumb that hyperextends at the mcp joint. Chronically if not treated laxity develops and repeat injury and pain is common. Unfortunatel skiers fall and get this injury commonly. It is also called gamekeepers thumb from keepers of game birds whosre job it was to break the birds neck.
http://www.handctr.com/thumb-sprain

In brief: Injury thumb

Thisis a common injury that skiers get.
It occurs from a fall on an outstretched thumb that hyperextends at the mcp joint. Chronically if not treated laxity develops and repeat injury and pain is common. Unfortunatel skiers fall and get this injury commonly. It is also called gamekeepers thumb from keepers of game birds whosre job it was to break the birds neck.
http://www.handctr.com/thumb-sprain
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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