MRI of Skier's thumb

A case report

Fu Chieh Shih, Shen Chi Wu, Min Szu Yao, Wai M. Choi, Wei-Pin Ho, Wing P. Chan

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Abstract

Although ulnar collateral ligament tear of the thumb is not uncommon, few reports have described this injury with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. We present a case of a 46-year-old woman who suffered from painful disability of her right thumb soon after a motorcycle accident. MRI of 2-mm slice thickness showed minimally retracted fibers of the torn ulnar collateral ligament of the right thumb, but the adductor aponeurosis was intact. A control study of the normal left thumb well delineated the course of the intact ulnar collateral ligament. Surgical findings revealed a nondisplaced ulnar collateral ligament tear near the proximal margin of the adductor aponeurosis. The ulnar collateral ligament was then repaired. Follow-up MRI at nine months after surgery showed a repaired ligament without evidence of re-tear. The patient's symptoms were almost subsided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume29
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Ligaments
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Ulnar Collateral Ligament
Wounds and Injuries
Aponeurosis

Keywords

  • Ligaments, injuries
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Skier's thumb

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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MRI of Skier's thumb : A case report. / Shih, Fu Chieh; Wu, Shen Chi; Yao, Min Szu; Choi, Wai M.; Ho, Wei-Pin; Chan, Wing P.

In: Chinese Journal of Radiology, Vol. 29, No. 5, 10.2004, p. 287-291.

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Shih, FC, Wu, SC, Yao, MS, Choi, WM, Ho, W-P & Chan, WP 2004, 'MRI of Skier's thumb: A case report', Chinese Journal of Radiology, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 287-291.
Shih, Fu Chieh ; Wu, Shen Chi ; Yao, Min Szu ; Choi, Wai M. ; Ho, Wei-Pin ; Chan, Wing P. / MRI of Skier's thumb : A case report. In: Chinese Journal of Radiology. 2004 ; Vol. 29, No. 5. pp. 287-291.
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