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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Thumb In The Skeletally Immature- An Easy Injury To Miss

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Author(s): Gopalan S A, **Dias R, +Chugh S

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: ulnar collateral | Thunmb | skeletally immature

ABSTRACT
Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb are extremely rare in children. If not detected and repaired, it can lead to long-term instability of the metacarpophalangeal joint (Smith, 1977). We report an injury with a resultant tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in an 11-year-old boy after minor trauma
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