Medical terms related to Hand injuries or mentioned in this section include:
Boutonniere deformity: Finger abnormality where the first part of a joint extends one way and the next joint flexes the other way - often associated with injury or rheumatoid arthritis.
De Quervains' disease: Inflammation of the tendons in the thumb which can be very painful. It can be caused by overuse of the thumb or wrist which can occur in activities such as knitting, skiing and lifting heavy objects. The condition primarily occurs in females aged 30 to 50 years.
Mallet finger: Mallet finger is also known as baseball finger. It is an injury that occurs when a ball hits the tip of the finger, bending it down
Skier's thumb: An acute injury to the ligament that joins the thumb to the other hand bones and stops it from pulling too far away from the hand. Skier's are most prone to the injury as a fall with the hand caught in the ski pole can result in the thumb being pulled away from the hand and resulting in stretching or even tearing of the ligament.
Sprain: an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden overstretching.