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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes