Trigger finger/thumb

What is Trigger finger/thumb? Trigger finger is a condition when one or more fingers of the hand click, catch or get locked when you bend them. The affected finger may bend or straighten just like a trigger is released or pulled. When the condition involves thumb, then it is known as Trigger thumb. Medically, trigger… Continue reading

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Thumb fracture

What is Thumb fracture? Thumb is composed of two phalanges (that extends from the top of thumb to the knuckle) and 1st metacarpal (that extends from the knuckle to the base of the thumb). Any discontinuation or break in any of these bones of the thumb is known as thumb fracture or broken thumb. Fracture… Continue reading

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TFCC injuries

What are TFCC injuries? TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex) is a ligamentous-cartilaginous structure that lies in the little finger side of the wrist. As the name implies it’s a complex structure that comprises of meniscus homologue (like meniscus in knee joint), central articular disc, ulnolunate ligament, ulnotriquetral ligament, radioulnar ligament (dorsal and volar), and sheath at… Continue reading

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Skier’s thumb

What is Skier’s thumb? Skier’s thumb is an acute condition in which the ligament joining the bones of thumb together are injured or torn. It is also known as sprained thumb or ulnar collateral ligament injury. Ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inside of thumb metacarpo-phalangeal joint and is essential for gripping and pinching.… Continue reading

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Scapholunate ligament injury

What is Scapholunate ligament injury? Scapholunate ligament (SLL) is a C shaped ligament of the wrist that joins two bones scaphoid and lunate (carpal bones, bones of the wrist). It plays an important role in maintaining the stability of the wrist joint. Scapholunate ligament injury is typically caused by a fall on an outstretched hand… Continue reading

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