Acute and Chronic Finger Injuries in Ball Sports, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 2817803825
  • ISBN-13: 9782817803821
  • DDC: 617.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 868 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Neglected finger injuries may lead to chronic lesions that often have detrimental consequences for the practice of a ball sport, whether at a recreational level or at the top athlete level. The initial injury management is crucial. Depending on the type and the severity of the lesions, different people may get involved: the players themselves or their entourage, physiotherapists, club doctors, emergency physicians, family doctors, sports doctors or hand surgeons. Treatment is usually conservative: the long fingers require rapid mobilization to prevent stiffness and contrary to that, the thumb requires stability. Surgery may be necessary to reach these goals especially for athletes, because of the demands of their sport. Chronic lesions are also in part related to repeated trauma, requiring specialized long-term multidisciplinary treatment. They can often lead to the end of a sporting career, but also may limit the functionality of the fingers at the time of conversion.Dr Chick is Consultant Hand Surgeon in Hôpital de la Tour (Geneva) and Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland, and Visiting Surgeon in Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Ball Sports.
2: Functional Anatomy.
3: Examination of the Injured Hand.
4: Radiological Investigations.
5: Severe Hand Injuries.
6: Management of Hand and Finger Injuries.
7: Acute Finger Injuries.
8: Chronic Finger Injuries.
9: Small Joints Arthroscopy.
10: Complications Associated with Hand Surgery.
11: Rehabilitation.
12: The Disabled Athlete in Ball Sports.
13: Opinions.