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laxity (Rupture) of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb: skier’s thumb

Hand Surgery and Surgical Practice Alstertal Germany Hamburg Poppenbuettel – Tel: 040 602 30 06

Info

Mostly resulting from falling while skiing, with a pole in the hand. That’s why it is called „skiers thumb“. But, any kind of trauma can result in this injury. The ligament desintegrates. Spontaneous healing is not possible; It will result in chronical instability which causes osteoarthrosis/arthritis in the base joint of the thumb.

Therapy

Without OP no ligament repair possible

Operative procedure

In local Anaesthesia preparing the ligament, cleaning the joint/cartilange and Reunification of the ligament, resulting in stable conditions at the base joint.

What’s next

Splint for 6 weeks, mostly physiotherapy necessary. Almost complete sucess. However, in some cases the ligament looses stability again and extended repair with a ligament implant is necessary.

 

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  • Dr. med. Stefan Peters
    Handsurgeon
    Trauma Surgery
    General Surgeon

    Dr. med. Stephan Berg
    Orthopedics
    General Surgeon
    Trauma Surgery

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