The correct care of thumb injuries is very important. They are the way we interact with the world and problems with the hands can have massive implications on occupation and the ability to look after yourself.

“You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist” Indira Gandhi

Thumb injuries are common and you need to be aware of the anatomy, common injury patterns and their management if you are going to reduce morbidity

The is an excellent theme of the fortnight presentation from Dr Paul Teed focussing on all things thumb.

Below the slide show I’ve put some links to some great x-rays from Radiopaedia.com

Slides by Dr Paul Teed

 If you want to know more about thumb fracture classification then check out this Sketchy Medicine post 

Viewing playlist: Thumb injuries | Radiopaedia.org

Tom Mitchell
Author: Tom Mitchell

Emergency Medicine Consultant UK