TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 214-219)

Soft tissue injuries of the finger in athletes

Umut Akgün 1, Barış Kocaoğlu 1, Ufuk Nalbantoğlu 1

1 Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.28
Görüntüleme: 591
İndirme : 2463

Soft tissue injuries of the finger are important both functionally and in respect to clinical outcomes, due to the complex anatomy of the hand and challenging diagnosis in the routine clinical examination. Epidemiological studies have shown that soft tissue injuries of the hand and wrist account for 3% to 25% of the all sports-related injuries. Physical examination with a detailed history of the patient is essential in the evaluation of finger injuries. The mechanism of the trauma is helpful to predict the severity of the pathology. Soft tissue injuries of the hand or finger may develop due to acute trauma or overuse. The incidence of such injuries is higher in sports including volleyball, handball, basketball, boxing, climbing and winter sports. In the initial evaluation, deformity in the finger joint, impaired circulation, posture of the finger, sensory loss, edema, skin color changes and dysfunction should be documented and individual systematic assessment should be performed for each finger. Direct X-ray imaging is useful to detect avulsion fractures associated with tendon injuries or joint dislocations. Soft tissue injuries of the hand or finger can be managed by conservative or surgical treatment, depending on the severity of the ligament injury. Early mobilization and rehabilitation are also essential to achieve functional status.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Jersey finger; mallet; radial collateral; swan neck deformity; ulnar collateral