Skier's Thumb - Causes

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Published: December 04

I was hiking in mountainous terrain. My feet slid out from under me and I landed on my hand. My thumb was swollen and quite bruised. Five weeks later, the swelling and bruising have gone, but I still cannot grip properly and it is quite painful..

Published: November 26

I had a crash on my motorbike. Straight after, I couldn't get my lid off as my thumb had no strength. It was X-rayed immediately, and nothing was broken so I was discharged. Almost two years later, I find out I have skier's thumb and am scheduled for surgery in two months. This involves removing tendon from my wrist for use on my thumb joint. If it doesn't work, I have to have my thumb fused..