Hand injuries in cricketers

J Hand Surg Br. 1991 May;16(2):212-4. doi: 10.1016/0266-7681(91)90180-v.


55 patients with 64 injuries of the hand sustained while playing cricket were reviewed, 46 clinically. Most of the injuries were during fielding. The peripheral digits were most frequently involved and joint injuries predominated. Though the majority of the patients had a satisfactory functional outcome, some admitted to occasional pain and persistence of swelling and/or minor deformity. The most serious injuries were eleven fractures of the base of the middle phalanx with dislocation of the P.I.P. joint.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / pathology*
  • Female
  • Hand Injuries / etiology
  • Hand Injuries / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged