Diagnosis of displaced ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.

In a prospective study of 24 consecutive patients with posttraumatic instability of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, clinical examination including instability tests and palpation of displaced ulnar collateral ligaments was used to separate the patients into two groups--nondisplaced and displaced ruptures. Palpable displaced ruptures were treated… CONTINUE READING