Surgical management of chronic ulnar collateral ligament insufficiency of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.

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We studied 33 patients with "gamekeeper's thumb" who underwent surgical treatment comprising ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) advancement in 14, arthrodesis in 11, reconstruction in 6, and primary repair in 2. Results were satisfactory in 76% of the cases and unsatisfactory in 24%. From our study and review of the literature, we concluded that the best… (More)

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