gamekeeper's thumb


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game·keep·er's thumb

chronic radial subluxation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
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gamekeeper's thumb

An avulsion fracture at the ulnar base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb, linked to the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint; GT occurs in 'week-end warriors', ie football or skiing injuries–as in a twisted ski pole, often due to falls Features Valgus instability, treated by a cast in adduction; if point instability is marked, open repair of ligament
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game·keep·er's thumb

(gām'kēp-ĕrz thŭmb)
Rupture of the volar ligament at the first metacarpophalangeal joint due to forceful abduction of the thumb while extended.
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