oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Hand injuries: Early treatment and diagnosis needed for successful treatment
|Article Title||Hand injuries: Early treatment and diagnosis needed for successful treatment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Orthopaedic Department at the Military Hospital, Voortrekkerhoogte, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||10 - 12|
|Keyword(s)||Abrasions, Avultion fractures, Carpometacarpal joint, Contusions, Disrupted collateral ligaments, Extravasation of blood, Fracture dislocations, Functional recovery, Haematoma, Kirschner wire fixation, Ligament injuries, Mallet finger, Metacarpophalangeal joints, Phalanx Fractures, Saline meticulous debridement, Sprained wrists, Subluxations and Trephining|
A wide variety of hand injuries occur in practically all sports. Many injuries are relatively minor and do not need major treatment but many serious injuries heal with severe restriction of function due to an inaccurate diagnosis and improper care. This may lead to a permanent restriction in sport participation.
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