" Ulnar collateral ligament injuries are best classified according to chronicity of injury and grade of tear, with partial tears and nondisplaced tears being amenable to nonoperative treatment. " In general, acute injuries may be primarily repaired with sutureanchor fixation, most often to the insertion of the ligament on the proximal phalanx, which allows for early joint range of motion. " Symptomatic chronic injuries may be managed surgically with primary repair, reconstruction, or arthrodesis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine