Radiographics 2016 Oct;36(6):1701-1716
From the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging (U.R., J.L.P., N.C.N.), and Department of Orthopedic Surgery (S.E., A.B.C.), University of Virginia Health System, 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
Despite having many unique anatomic features relative to the other digits, the thumb has received little attention in the radiology literature. The thumb, with its opposable and prehensile abilities, enables fine manual dexterity. However, most radiologists have little familiarity with the structures that allow these dynamic movements, other than their recognition of the role of the ulnar collateral ligament in the setting of gamekeeper injury. Read More