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Uncommon hand injury to the batsman in ‘gully cricket’: report of two cases
  1. Sujayendra Davanagere Murali,
  2. Sandesh Madi and
  3. Anika Sait
  1. Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sujayendra Davanagere Murali; sujayendra16{at}


Volar plate injuries are typically caused by hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal joint. These injuries are usually seen in sports where the ball comes in direct contact with the hands. Forceful dorsiflexion of the finger caused by the speeding ball leads to volar plate avulsion. In cricket, such finger injuries predominantly occur in fielders trying to catch or stop the speeding ball with bare hands. We report two unusual cases of volar plate avulsion injury occurring in batsmen that occurred during ‘gully cricket’ (street-cricket). We propose the possibility of a novel contrecoup-type mechanism causing this type of injury in the two cases. Both were successfully managed with splinting and had excellent recovery without any residual deformity or instability.

  • orthopaedics
  • ligament rupture

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  • Contributors All three authors contributed substantially to the case and presentation of the manuscript. SDM was involved in conceptualisation, planning, collection of data, review of literature and drafting the report. SM was involved in conceptualisation, planning, review of literature and editing the final draft of the report. AS was involved in collection of data, review of literature and drafting the report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.