Hooking the weight bar with thumb during weight lifting can result in the hooking thumb.

Athlete selection: weightlifter


Location: distal phalanx


Precipitating event: hooking the thumb


The lesion may be a combination of:

(1) abrasion with or without blister and loss of the epidermis

(2) hematoma or bruise, including subungual


The diagnosis requires exclusion of other diagnoses.

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