Clin Imaging 2021 May 6;76:235-246. Epub 2021 May 6.
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Fleury Medicina e Saúde Higienópolis, Rua Mato Grosso 306, 1° Andar, Higienópolis, São Paulo, SP 01239-040, Brazil. Electronic address:
A Stener lesion is a displaced tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb in which the adductor pollicis aponeurosis is positioned between the retracted ligament and the injury site, preventing natural healing. This lesion was first described in 1962, and since then, both radiologists and orthopedists have considered it important to treat surgically. Although this lesion was originally described in the thumb, this injury mechanism can occur in other joints of the hand, knee, and foot. Read More