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Skier's Thumb (cont.)

Skier's Thumb Prognosis

  • Acute partial rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament can be treated effectively with four weeks of immobilization in a special cast. Healing with full recovery is the rule with partial ruptures.
  • With a total rupture, either immobilization or surgical repair can result in partial or full recovery with the potential for long-term complications, including chronic pain and instability of the joint.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
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Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb were first recognized as an occupational condition in European gamekeepers.

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