Hand and Wrist Injuries: Common Problems and Solutions

Nicholas Pulos, Sanjeev Kakar

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Injuries to the hands and wrist are common in athletes. Injuries include acute fractures, dislocations, ligamentous, and tendon injuries, as well as more chronic injuries such as sprains and strains. Complications in the treatment of sports injuries of the hand and wrist may be divided into 2 categories: incorrect or delayed diagnosis and iatrogenic injury related to treatment. This article highlights common sports injuries of the hand and wrist and their complications, and includes tips for successful management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-243
Number of pages27
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Hook of hamate
  • Scaphoid
  • Scapholunate ligament
  • TFCC
  • Wrist arthroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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