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Bowler’s thumb is (DNB Dec 2009)



A Rupture of the extensor slip to the distal phalanx

B Rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament at the first metacarpophalangeal joint

C Perineural fibrosis of the ulnar digital nerve of the thumb

D Tenovaginitis of the flexot tendon to the thumb

Ans. B

Rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament at the first metacarpophalangeal joint

a. Bowler thumb is a perineural fibrosis caused by repetitious compression of the digital nerve of the thumb while grasping a bowling ball.

b. Bowlers with the condition are those who usually bowl 3 or 4 times a week. The condition is accompanied by tingling and paresthesias about the pulp

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