Publication on a boxing hand injury

Mike Hayton has been looking after the hands and wrists of elite amateur and professional boxers for the last 5 years. He has recently had a publication in the American journal Hand published along with Dr Mike Loosemore, the British Olympic Boxing Team Doctor. The abstract in Pub Med reads

Hand (N Y). 2008 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Traumatic Extensor Hood Rupture.

Loosemore MJ, Ansdell ML, Charalambous CP, Harrison JW, Hayton MJ.

English Institute of Sport, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ, London, UK.

We report a traumatic rupture of the extensor hood of the dominant middle finger in an elite boxer. Surgical repair of the extensor hood with the metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) in 90 degrees of flexion and immobilisation of the MCPJ in flexion for 4 weeks allowed successful return of function to an international level.