My mother developed "Gamekeeper's Thumb" 22 years ago. Gamekeeper's thumb
was most commonly associated with Scottish gamekeepers, especially rabbit
keepers, in whom it was a work-related injury. The injury occurred as the
gamekeepers sacrificed the rabbits by breaking their necks between the
ground and their thumbs and index fingers. The thumb would be injured as a
result of the valgus force on an abducted metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint.
The ulnar collateral injury would result in instability accompanied by pain
and weakness of the pinch grasp.
My mother, to the best of my knowledge, never broke anyone's or anything's
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