Team roping and the ghastly danger of de-thumbing

Consider two related items, one of despair, the other of hope. First, despair: “Thumb amputations from team roping,” Moheb S. Moneim, MD, Keikhosrow Firoozbakhsh, PhD, Dominic Gross, MD, Steven D. Young, MD and George Omer, MD, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2003 Sep-Oct;31(5):728-35. The authors, at the University of New Mexico, report: Thumb injuries during team […]