➢ Ulnar collateral ligament injuries are best classified according to chronicity of injury and grade of tear, with partial tears and nondisplaced tears being amenable to nonoperative treatment.
➢ In general, acute injuries may be primarily repaired with suture-anchor fixation, most often to the insertion of the ligament on the proximal phalanx, which allows for early joint range of motion.
➢ Symptomatic chronic injuries may be managed surgically with primary repair, reconstruction, or arthrodesis.
Investigation performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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