gamekeeper's thumb


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game·keep·er's thumb

chronic radial subluxation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An avulsion fracture at the ulnar base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb, linked to the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint. Gamekeeper’s thumb occurs in ‘week-end warriors’—e.g., football or skiing injuries, as in a twisted ski pole, often due to falls
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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