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Acute Thumb and Finger Instability

  • Sharifah Ahmad RoohiEmail author
  • Caroline Leclercq
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Abstract

This chapter describes the intricate bony and ligamentous anatomy of the 19 finger and thumb joints in the hand and their disruptions in all four directions. The epidemiology of the injuries, the mechanisms of the disruptions and the best way to diagnose and treat them in order to avoid the complications are explained with diagrams and clinical pearls to help the novice as well as the learned surgeon.

Keywords

Capsular injuries CMC dislocations Collateral ligament tear Digital dislocations DIP dislocations Hand dislocations Instability Ligamentous injuries Mallet finger MCP dislocations PIP dislocations Sagittal band disruptions Sports hand injuries Stener lesion Stiffness (digital) UCL tear Volar plate injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Consultant, Institut de la mainParisFrance

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