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Skier's thumb is an injury to an important stabilising ligament (the ulnar collateral ligament) of the ‘knuckle joint’ of the thumb (where the thumb joins the hand). The ulnar collateral ligament is responsible for stability and strength of the thumb when pinching or gripping. With injury to this ligament, you may feel pain and swelling at the joint where the thumb joins the hand, weakness of pinch and grip and soreness to touch around the inside of the joint in the webbing.


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