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Injuries to the Wrist, Hand, and Fingers

  • Donald S. Bae

Abstract

Wrist and hand injuries in the adolescent athlete present many unique challenges for treating physicians, therapists, trainers, and coaches. The spectrum of injuries, varying degrees of acuity and chronicity, and involvement of multiple anatomic systems (e.g., bone, ligament, tendon, and nerve) add to their complexity. Furthermore, injuries to the adolescent athlete must be managed in the context of continued musculoskeletal growth and development. The use of protective and/or assistive devices (e.g., tape, braces, splints, and casts), timing of return-to-play, and postinjury performance expectations must be carefully weighed in the treatment of these injuries. Finally, the psychosocial and financial consequences of these injuries cannot be ignored.

Keywords

Distal Radius Fracture Scaphoid Fracture Ulnar Collateral Ligament Ulnar Variance Middle Phalanx 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald S. Bae
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHarvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Associate in Orthopaedic SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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