Acute and Chronic Finger Injuries in Ball Sports

  • Grégoire Chick

Part of the Sports and Traumatology book series (SPORTS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Grégoire Chick, Karsten Knobloch
    Pages 1-34
  3. Robert Gvozdenovic, Grégoire Chick
    Pages 35-67
  4. Shai Luria
    Pages 69-88
  5. Emad Almusa, William M. Peterson II, Stefano Bianchi, Denis Jacob, Douglas Hoffman
    Pages 89-124
  6. Jill Arrowsmith
    Pages 125-142
  7. Melanie Eissens, Sylvie Besch, Mireille Peyre, Bryce T. Gillespie, Philip E. Blazar, Barry P. Simmons et al.
    Pages 143-174
  8. Miguel A. Martín-Ferrero, José A. de Pedro, Carlos Henrique Fernandes, Jorge Raduan Neto, João Baptista Gomes dos Santos, Flavio Faloppa et al.
    Pages 175-484
  9. Diana Monteiro, Ricardo Horta, Pedro da Silva, Guy-Paul Muller, Grégoire Chick, Lisa Newington et al.
    Pages 485-751
  10. Esther Ching San Chow, Kai Yiu Alexander Choi, Wing Lim Tse, Pak Cheong Ho
    Pages 753-767
  11. Ludovic Bincaz, Nikos Tzinieris, Grégoire Chick
    Pages 769-782
  12. Nicolas Bailly, Antoine Baiada, Grégoire Chick, Hans Spring
    Pages 783-816
  13. Nick Webborn
    Pages 817-830
  14. Didier Fontès, Hakim Chalabi, Gérard Saillant, Christopher Hill, Alain-C Masquelet, Grégoire Chick
    Pages 831-868

About this book


Neglected finger injuries may lead to chronic lesions that often have detrimental consequences for the practice of a ball sport, whether at a recreational level or at the top athlete level. The initial injury management is crucial. Depending on the type and the severity of the lesions, different people may get involved: the players themselves or their entourage, physiotherapists, club doctors, emergency physicians, family doctors, sports doctors or hand surgeons. Treatment is usually conservative: the long fingers require rapid mobilization to prevent stiffness and contrary to that, the thumb requires stability. Surgery may be necessary to reach these goals especially for athletes, because of the demands of their sport. Chronic lesions are also in part related to repeated trauma, requiring specialized long-term multidisciplinary treatment. They can often lead to the end of a sporting career, but also may limit the functionality of the fingers at the time of conversion.

Dr Chick is Consultant Hand Surgeon in Hôpital de la Tour (Geneva) and Clinique de Genolier, Switzerland, and Visiting Surgeon in Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar.


ball sports finger injuries hand surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Grégoire Chick
    • 1
  1. 1., Hand Surgery DepartmentLatour HospitalMeyrinSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0381-4
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0382-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2105-0759
  • Series Online ISSN 2105-0538
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