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Why is an injured thumb called a skiers thumb?

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Dr. Mark Rekant
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Mechanism of injury

Classic way to injury a thumb ligament is thumb vs ski pole.

In brief: Mechanism of injury

Classic way to injury a thumb ligament is thumb vs ski pole.
Dr. Mark Rekant
Dr. Mark Rekant
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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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
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