Hand and Finger Injuries

Hand and finger injuries are extremely common in sports, particularly in rock climbing and ball-handling sports, such as basketball, football, softball, and volleyball. Hand and finger injuries are also common in boxing, snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding. Injury rates vary from 15% to 65% of all injuries, depending on the sport involved. Injury patterns are sport specific, depending on the demands placed on the upper extremity. Both acute traumatic injuries and chronic overuse injuries are seen.

The majority of these injuries require minimal intervention. However, some are potentially ...

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