Side effects of snow play

With winter around the corner, there will undoubtedly be a rise in thumb injuries due to ski poles.

One of the most common of these is ‘skier’s thumb’. It refers to an injury of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb meta-carpophalangeal (MCP) joint.

Skier’s thumb is an acute injury caused by a sudden forceful ulnar deviating or hyperextending force applied to the thumb.

In skiing, this is usually due to the straps of a ski pole