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J Athl Train. 2000 Apr-Jun; 35(2): 168–178.
PMCID: PMC1323414

It's Not “Just A Finger”

Jan A. Combs, MD, ATC, FACSM, FAAOS

Abstract

Objective:

To provide a source of information to the athletic trainer on injuries to the fingers; to detail the pertinent anatomy of the finger and explain the techniques of a proper examination; and to discuss treatment and possible outcomes.

Background:

Injuries to the fingers are often dismissed as inconsequential and are usually only touched upon briefly in articles on hand injuries.

Description:

The article is divided into detailed sections pertaining to anatomy, examination, and specific injuries and their treatment.

Clinical Advantage:

This article provides a concise source of information to athletic trainers on finger injuries. They need not refer to multiple volumes of journals and texts to find the specific information they seek.

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