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Grade II tear of the medial collateral ligament of the knee (long axis view). a The ligament appears continuous but thickened and inhomogeneous.b Power Doppler analysis shows reactive hyperemia at the deep fibers of the femoral insertion thumb being extremely abducted and hyperex-tended is very important when considering a differential diagnosis. Nowadays, MRI and US are the most accurate investigative techniques for the assessment of the integrity of the ulnar collateral ligament. US may only detect the superficial hematoma and edema [113]. Stenner's lesion refers to a com plete tear of the UCL associated with retraction of the proximal end, appearing dislocated over the tendon aponeurosis insertion of the abductor pollicis. Avulsions may also occur, more commonly at the distal insertion (medial aspect of the base of the proximal phalanx) rather than proximal (1st metacarpal head).

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