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Skier’s Thumb Injuries

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Injury to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb is fairly common. This strong band of tissue is attached to the middle joint of the thumb, the joint next to the web space of the thumb. This condition is sometimes called gamekeeper’s thumb because Scottish gamekeepers commonly injured their thumbs as a result of their job.

This guide will help you understand

  • how the ulnar collateral ligament is injured
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what treatments are available

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