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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