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Gamekeeper/Skier's thumb, who has one?

About 2 seasons ago, I had an absent-minded incident where I tried to brace a fall with just my left (non-dominant) thumb.

I was at base camp, just strapping my back foot onto my snowboard and about to queue for the first lift of the day. Somebody passed by me and I sort of lost balance and started to slowly fall forward. I knew I was supposed to brace the fall with my forearms and stuff. But...

For reasons beyond myself, I decided to ONLY use my left hand, left thumb to be precise to brace the fall. HOLY CRAP I immediately felt something. The thumb/joint immediately swelled up and I was in agony. And the day didn't even start yet!

Turns out I have a partially torn ULC (Ulnar Collateral Ligament). I'll need a surgery to fix it. But it's hard to find a 2-3months time slot where I know I won't be using the hand. Luckily, I can't damage it anymore than it already is unless I stress it, it just aches to no end.

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Skier's Thumb.
Definition...................

Noun
: Condition someone suffers when he falls down hard on his rump and fractures both his tailbone and thumb.




Think about that one...
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Skier's Thumb.
Definition...................

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: Condition someone suffers when he falls down hard on his rump and fractures both his tailbone and thumb.




Think about that one...
ehh? is that what happened to you?
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ehh? is that what happened to you?
LOL. Actually I've never heard of it. It sounds painful.
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Just went out to get sushi. Sushi joint was closed because of stat holiday. Got a burger elsewhere.
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