Problem

Skiers thumb

Other Names:
Gamekeeper's thumb
Nature:

Skier's thumb, also known as gamekeeper's thumb, is a tear in a ligament that attaches the thumb to the hand. This ligament injury commonly occurs in a skiing fall, at which time the ski pole forces the thumb to hyperextend. It is also often seen during ball sports such as when catching a football.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
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Date of last update
07.06.2018 – 09:00 CEST