5 Signs of a Thumb Sprain

5 Signs of a Thumb Sprain

Source: Handcare

A sprained thumb is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at the joints to keep it stable, as opposed to a thumb fracture (break) which is an injury to the bone. The ulnar collateral ligament is the most injured ligament in the thumb. This particular ligament connects the thumb to the hand on the side closest to your index finger.

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Useful Links

  • American Academy of Arthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society For Surgery of The Hand
  • Society of The State of New York
  • Medical Society of The County of Westchester