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May 2015

Skier’s Thumb

By | Case Study, Fracture, Ligament | 2,571 Comments

SKIER’S THUMB – QUESTION: A 26 year old female was skiing whilst on holiday and fell on her outstretched hand, resulting in her thumb hyperextending. It is now painful and swollen. Her thumb does not feel stable and she has difficulty turning keys, holding jars, and writing. What is it? Skier’s Thumb is…

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Dupuytren’s Contracture

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DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE – QUESTION: A 62 year old man reports that he is having trouble straightening his fingers and placing his hand flat on the table. There is a thick cord like structure in his palm. He is also finding it awkward shaking hands, putting on his gardening gloves and reaching his hand in his…

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