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Injuries to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb are rare in children and usually involve avulsion of the bone or cartilage. We describe a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb with minimal symptoms in a 5-year-old girl.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/0266-7681(93)90158-c

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Publication Date

08/1993

Volume

18

Addresses

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

Thumb, Collateral Ligaments, Metacarpophalangeal Joint, Humans, Joint Instability, Rupture, Suture Techniques, Bicycling, Child, Preschool, Female