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Injuries to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb are rare in children and usually involve avulsion of the bone or cartilage. We describe a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb with minimal symptoms in a 5-year-old girl.


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J Hand Surg Br

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Bicycling, Child, Preschool, Collateral Ligaments, Female, Humans, Joint Instability, Metacarpophalangeal Joint, Radiography, Rupture, Suture Techniques, Thumb