Skier's Thumb (cont.)
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Skier's Thumb Treatment
If the doctor determines that the patient has a skier's thumb, then referral to an orthopedic or hand surgeon will be the next step in care. The orthopedic surgeon will determine when the thumb needs to be reexamined. At that time, the patien'ts options for surgical versus nonsurgical therapy will be discussed.
Typically, partial injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament are immobilized for several weeks, while complete rupture of the ligament usually requires surgical repair.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
Justin Strittmatter, MD
Charles Preston, MD
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