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Stener Lesion: Thumb

Clinical: Ski injury
Dx: Complete avulsion of the ulnar collateral ligament at the first metacarpophalangeal joint from the phalangeal attachment.  There is approximately 7 mm of proximal retraction of the torn ligament with interposition of the adductor aponeurosis between the retracted ligament and the phalangeal attachment.  These findings are consistent with a Stener lesion.

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  1.  Hinke D, Erickson S, Chamoy L, Timins M.  AJR: 1994 – vol. 163, pp. 1431-1434.
  2.  Campbell CS.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: February, 1955 – vol. 37B, no. 1, pp. 148-149.