The patient is a 17-year-old male who presents with pain and swelling in his left thumb. He reports that he fell off an all-terrain vehicle while “mudbogging,” bending the thumb back when he reached out to break his fall.

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A 17-Year-Old Male with Pain and Swelling in His Thumb
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