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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Feb;130(2):237-9. doi: 10.1007/s00402-009-0933-6. Epub 2009 Jul 16.

Locking of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb with the radial collateral ligament rupture after stress radiography.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Stress test is a commonly used diagnostic examination to evaluate the radial collateral ligament (RCL) tear of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint to indicate the surgical intervention. We experienced a locked MCP joint after stress test in a patient with the RCL and volar plate injury.

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