Acute and Chronic Finger Injuries in Ball Sports by Grégoire Chick MD, Karsten Knobloch MD, FACS (auth.),

By Grégoire Chick MD, Karsten Knobloch MD, FACS (auth.), Grégoire Chick (eds.)

Neglected finger accidents could lead to continual lesions that regularly have unsafe results for the perform of a ball game, no matter if at a leisure point or on the best athlete point. The preliminary damage administration is important. looking on the sort and the severity of the lesions, assorted humans may well become involved: the gamers themselves or their entourage, physiotherapists, membership medical professionals, emergency physicians, family members medical professionals, activities medical professionals or hand surgeons. remedy is mostly conservative: the lengthy palms require fast mobilization to avoid stiffness and opposite to that, the thumb calls for balance. surgical procedure will be essential to succeed in those targets in particular for athletes, due to the calls for in their recreation. persistent lesions also are partially concerning repeated trauma, requiring really good long term multidisciplinary therapy. they could frequently bring about the tip of a carrying profession, but additionally may well restrict the performance of the arms on the time of conversion.

Dr Chick is advisor Hand healthcare professional in Hôpital de l. a. journey (Geneva) and Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland, and traveling medical professional in Aspetar, Orthopaedic and activities drugs sanatorium, Doha, Qatar.

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Case reports show that mallet fingers can occur in goalkeepers [50]. An acute spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon in a 16-yearold professional goalkeeper without a radial fracture was repaired end to end with a return to sports in 4 months [51]. Even severe injuries such as ring avulsion injuries have been reported among goalkeepers; three cases of a goalkeeper’s ring caught in the hooks attaching the netting of the goal to the goalposts led to finger avulsion injuries requiring amputation or replantation [52].

Hand and finger fractures constitute up to one-third of all fractures that occur during collegiate athletic competition. Male athletes in particular are prone to phalangeal and metacarpal fractures. 63/1,000/year with a clear male to female dominance (87 vs. 13 %). 7 %). 1 Introduction The role of valid epidemiological data in sports injury research cannot be underestimated. However, methodological issues have a key effect on the results and the consecutive conclusions drawn from epidemiological studies [4].

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