Treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb a critical analysis review

Nicholas Pulos, Alexander Y. Shin

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Abstract

" 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere3
JournalJBJS Reviews
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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