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What are the symptoms of skier's thumb?

Rachel Rohde, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Most people report signs of swelling, bruising, and pain following an injury to the thumb at the joint where it attaches to the hand. In the days and weeks that follow, people usually find it difficult to write, hold a glass, turn a key or doorknob, and shake hands. These symptoms are caused by the "post" function of the thumb being compromised.

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