This often occurs when a skier has a fall where the thumb is pushed outward by a ski pole. Symptoms include pain, swelling, instability at the base of thumb and difficulty and weakness with holding and pinching. It is also common in football and rugby.Recommended Link
Direct blow to the finger that causes the joint to bend backward and come out of socket. After the joint is pulled back into place, there may be injury to ligaments and soft tissue. X-rays and evaluation by hand surgeon are important to determine the injury extent if patients continue to have diminished motion and swelling more than two weeks after injury. This injury often occurs in wrestling, football, basketball and other high impact sports.Recommended Link
Jobs that require use of sharp cutting instruments such as prep cook, shipping and receiving, and carpentry can cause cuts in the finger injuring the tendons and nerves. Tendon injuries prevent movement of the fingers and nerve injures cause loss of sensation.Recommended Link
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