Hand and Finger Injuries, Surgery for

Hand injuries are common in athletes, representing 5% to 15% of orthopedic injuries. While contusions and sprains are the most common, fractures and soft tissue injuries involving the tendons and ligaments of the hand do occur and often require specialized care. Given the importance of hand function in athletics as well as in activities of daily living, timely diagnosis and appropriate care are necessary to expedite return to play and to maximize long-term outcomes. This entry discusses common hand injuries in athletes, with an emphasis ...

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