Volar Plate Avulsion Injury

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Volar Plate Avulsion Injury refers to an acute hyperextension of the dense ligament that covers the palm-side of each and every finger and thumb joint. Often accompanied by a shearing off of small pieces of the phalanges, this condition is marked by pain, swelling, tenderness and joint instability.

Temporary immobilization and occupational therapy normally suffice to heal the condition, though scarred ligaments and persistent instability may require reconstructive surgery.