Gamekeeper thumb - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Fall on ground while playing. Injury to thumb - 2 wks back.

Patient Data

Age: 37 yrs
Gender: Male

Radiograph ( no copyright, not uploaded ) - Avulsion fracture of ulnar collateral ligament of thumb.

There is an avulsion fracture from proximal phalanx base at site of ulnar collateral ligament attachment. Ligament is odematous - hypoechoic. However, ligament and bony flake are deep to appneuosis. There is no pseudomass formation abutting metacarpal head.

Case Discussion

Case of post traumatic avulsion of proximal phalanx base involving thumb diagnosed by radiograph ( no copy right, not uploaded ).  Referred for USG to rule out Stener lesion which requires surgical treatment.

There is avulsion of ligament; but no Stener lesion.

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Case information

rID: 50840
Published: 24th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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