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    Skier's Thumb Treatment

    1. Treat Symptoms

    • Apply ice to reduce swelling.
    • Immobilize the thumb with an elastic bandage or brace.

    2. See a Health Care Provider as Soon as Possible

    3. Follow Up

    • The health care provider will likely X-ray the person's thumb.
    • A partially torn ligament will typically be immobilized with a splint or cast. A fully torn ligament may require surgery.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on January 17, 2016

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