Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb: 10 years of surgical experience.

@article{Chuter2009UlnarCL,
  title={Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb: 10 years of surgical experience.},
  author={Graham S. J. Chuter and Cyrus L Muwanga and Lydea R Irwin},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={652-6}
}
Over 10 years in our unit, 127 patients underwent surgical repair of an acute thumb ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) rupture for clinically unstable injuries or displaced avulsion fractures. Ultrasound was used when clinical diagnosis was uncertain. The male/female ratio was 3:2, with a mean age of 40 years (range: 12-81 years). Most of them (> or =66%) were hyper-extension/abduction injuries. The most common cause was a fall (49%), followed by sports injuries; skiing accounted for only 2.4… CONTINUE READING
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