Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2012; 16(04): 338-350
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1327007
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The Athlete's Hand: Ligament and Tendon Injury

Luke R. Scalcione
1  Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
,
Mini N. Pathria
2  Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego California
,
Christine B. Chung
2  Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego California
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Publication Date:
09 October 2012 (online)

Abstract

Hand injuries are common, accounting for up to 20% of emergency department visits nationwide. An understanding of the complex and detailed anatomical relationships of small joints facilitates the accurate diagnosis of many common sports-related injuries of the hand. We review the common ligamentous and tendinous injuries of the hand including collateral ligament injuries, gamekeeper's thumb, extensor mechanism injuries, pulley injuries, boutonniere deformities, and mallet and jersey lesions. The mechanism of injury, clinical presentation and treatment, pertinent anatomy, and imaging findings are discussed.