Common soft tissue injuries of the hand

Scott Tintle*, David R. Steinberg, David J. Bozentka, Scott Levin

*Corresponding author for this work

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The hand is critical for successful athletic participation in all but the rarest of circumstances. Despite the importance of the hands to the success of an athlete, they are often underemphasized in training and education due to the more severe orthopedic injuries that affect the larger upper or lower extremity joints and are immediately debilitating. Despite minimal attention to these injuries, they do amount to a substantial loss of time from sports. The following chapter highlights the common soft tissue injuries and dislocations of the hand that commonly affect athletes of all skill levels. Proposed treatments, technical pearls, and common errors, rehabilitation, and outcomes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642365690
ISBN (Print)9783642365683
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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