Hand Injuries in the Elite Boxer

  • Mike Hayton
  • David Dickson
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


There are unique hand injuries that are frequently encountered in boxers: boxer’s knuckle and carpometacarpal instability. Recognition of the mechanics of boxing and the sites vulnerable to injury can help to prevent injury through careful training, adjusting punching, avoiding excessive punching and the use of taping, custom-made gloves and flexible casts. In this chapter, we discuss the relevant anatomy, clinical features and surgical management of the conditions.


Boxer’s knuckle Carpometacarpal instability Extensor hood Sagittal band injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Hayton
    • 1
  • David Dickson
    • 2
  1. 1.Upper Limb UnitWrightington HospitalWiganUK
  2. 2.Bradford Royal InfirmaryBradfordUK

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