Thumb Fractures

  • Mohamed Noureldin
  • Sanjeev KakarEmail author
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


The thumb contributes up to 40% of total hand function. If not managed appropriately, thumb injuries can have a devastating effect upon hand function. The majority of these injuries are fractures of the metacarpal base, ligamentous injuries about the metacarpophalangeal joint, and phalangeal fractures. In this chapter, we discuss the presentation, assessment, treatment, and outcome of thumb fractures.


Thumb Metacarpal Phalangeal Intra-articular Fractures Mallet thumb Gamekeeper’s thumb Skier’s thumb Bennett’s fractures Rolando fracture Stener lesion Ulnar collateral ligament 



No funds were received in support of this work. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from any commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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