Common hand injuries include
When a ligament is torn, bones can move out of position, resulting in a dislocated joint.
Hand injuries cause swelling, pain, and stiffness and sometimes limit movement.
Fractures of the hook of hamate may result from striking the ground with a stick or making a divot playing golf. The lower part of the palm at the base of the little finger is tender.
Rupture of the scapholunate ligament, a ligament in the wrist, may result from falling on an outstretched hand. Pain is felt mostly on top of the wrist. The ligament is usually surgically repaired.