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What ligament is commonly injured in the condition represented by the above xray.

A.UCL

B.PCL

C.ACL

D.LCL

E.RCL

 

Answer : A.  UCL.  This patient has a skier’s or gamekeeper’s thumb.  The ligament damaged or torn is the Ulnar collateral ligament.  The ED treatment is thumb spica, but if the ligament is torn completely, the treatment is surgery.

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