Ligament Injuries

Ligaments are the fibrous bands that provide support to all joints. Ligament injuries, often classified as sprain injuries, are some of the most common forms of trauma the hand receives. Following an injury to a ligament, most patients will experience pain and swelling around a specific joint. Because x-rays are typically normal and these conditions are common and may seem minor, ligament injuries are often under-diagnosed and under-treated. It is essential that these injuries be evaluated properly as soon as possible because proper splinting and therapy provide the best opportunity for a return of normal function.

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