A thumb sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament located at one of the thumb joints. This traumatic injury is common, and athletes in sports such as skiing, football, and wrestling are frequently affected. In fact, in skiers, only the knee is injured more often than the thumb. This condition not only leads to time lost from sports until it is healed, but it also creates the potential for future disability if it is not properly identified and treated.

Thumb sprains can occur at any of the three thumb ...

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