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Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Symptoms and Treatment

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Symptoms and Treatment

A gamekeeper's thumb, also called a skier's thumb, is an injury to one of the important ligaments at the base of the thumb joint. The injury involves the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), a band of tough, fibrous tissue that connects the bones at the base of the thumb. This ligament prevents the thumb from pointing too far away from the hand.

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Source: Verywell Health