Gamekeeper's Thumb (Skier's Thumb)

Joseph A. Gagliardi, MD; Ambika Agarwal, MD


Appl Radiol. 2012;41(7-8):29c-29d. 

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Abstract and Introduction


A 36-year-old man presented with a painful, swollen right thumb following a fall. Examination revealed extreme tenderness over the base of the right thumb. The patient also experienced pain on valgus stress applied to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the right thumb.Anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs revealed a Gamekeeper's fracture. The patient was treated by immobilization of the thumb in a spica cast for 4 weeks.


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