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Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.

Ski and Snowboard Injuries

 

Skiing and Snowboarding commonly leads to hand and wrist injuries.

 

Skiers often injure the thumb joints as the thumb get bent back when falling.

The so called skiers thumb should be assessed for instability and may require open repair.

In cases managed without surgery a well fitting splint should be worn for 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Severe Wrist fractures and ligament injuries are common in snow boarders,

who will often fall heavily on the "wrist if the catch an edge" 

Wrist guards may help prevent ligament injury.

Injured wrists should be assessed in a timely fashion to assess for

scaphoid / radius fractures and hidden ligament damage.

Untreated or missed injuries can lead to chronic wrist pain arthritis and weak grip.

Most significant injuries are best assessd with and urgent MRI or CT scan,

Arthroscopy may be help asess comlex ligament injuries

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