Sonography of the injured ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb.

  title={Sonography of the injured ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb.},
  author={Klaus Hergan and Christoph Mittler},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={77 1},
We used high-resolution ultrasonography to image the ulnar collateral ligament in 39 patients who had sustained recent injuries of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. All the patients were subsequently operated on and the lesions of the ligament were recorded. In 36 patients the preoperative ultrasonographic diagnosis was correct. Five of these showed no rupture of the ligament. In the other 31, ultrasonography correctly distinguished between rupture in situ (15) and rupture with… CONTINUE READING