Cricketer while catching a Ball gets hit on thumb. which damage should you look for specifically?
|A||Ulnar collateral ligament|
|D||Extensor pollicis brevis|
Ulnar collateral ligament
Game Keeper’s/ Skier’s - Thumb
It is sprain or rupture of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of first metacarpophalyngeal jointQ.
It is the most common injury of MCP joint.
This injury occurs when the thumb is forced into radial deviation stressing the ulnar collateral ligament-
when UCL tears from its phalangeal insertion, the adductor pollicis aponeuroSis may become interposed between the retracted ligament5 preventing healing of the ligament to the proximal phalynx with closed treatment (stener’s lesion)