gamekeepers thumb (mp joint injury)

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    Thumb MP joint ligament injury

    posted 9/21/10 in Gamekeepers Thumb (MP Joint Injury)

    The most common cause of a ligament injury to the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint is a skiing injury--thus the name (skiier's thumb. Historically Gamekeeper's were reported to experience attrition of the ulnar collateral ligament from using the hand and thumb during specific job activities---thus the name "gamekeeper's thumb". In...