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Lacrosse stick entrapment injury to the thumb
  1. L A Livingston1,
  2. S L Forbes2
  1. 1School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  2. 2Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Livingston, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3J5; 


A case of injury to the left thumb following an errant stick check, and subsequent entrapment of the digit in the open sidewall of a lacrosse stick, is presented. A circumferential laceration, severe swelling, and bruising to the proximal phalanx resulted. This case report emphasises the need to limit the dimensions of openings in the sidewalls of lacrosse sticks to prevent the occurrence of this and other preventable injuries.

  • thumb
  • lacrosse

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