skier's tear

Injury of a skier’s ulnar collateral ligament, which accounts for up to 10% of all skiing injuries
Management Immobilisation of 4–6 weeks for partial tears. Surgery for complete tears with 4 months of down time after repair
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skier's tear

Orthopedics Rupture of a skier's ulnar collateral ligament–UCL, seen when a thumb gets caught on the ski pole strap when falling, which prevents pulling the hand away from the pole; when the skier falls, the pole, especially poles with a saber-type grip, is pushed away from the palm, carrying the thumb with it, causing the UCL to snap. See Skiing.
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