Wrist and Hand Injuries in Handball

  • Lionel Pesquer
  • Grégoire Chick


Wrist and hand injuries are frequent in handball, and correct management can optimize an athlete’s return to competitive play. Scaphoid fractures are the most common bone injuries and should be diagnosed rapidly because of potentially serious complications. The severity of thumb and finger sprains varies and may require surgical treatment. While standard X-rays and ultrasound (US) are the primary imaging modalities, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans should be discussed when necessary. The choice between conservative and surgical treatment depends upon the severity of the injury, the athlete’s level of play, and time of injury from the end of the season.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel Pesquer
    • 1
  • Grégoire Chick
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.MSK Imaging DepartmentClinique du Sport de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Hand and Wrist UnitLatour HospitalGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Aspetar, Orthopedic and Sports MedicineDohaQatar

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