Injury of a blood vessel of the thumb usually happens as a result of a direct blow or trauma to the thumb. It can also happen due to a fracture of the bone in the thumb.
Injury of a blood vessel of the thumb is usually diagnosed with a physical exam and imaging studies such as X-ray or MRI.
Other conditions that can cause similar symptoms include tendon injury, ligament injury, and fractures.
Treatment for injury of a blood vessel of the thumb typically includes rest, elevation, and compression of the affected area. Surgery may be necessary if the injury is severe.
The prognosis for injury of a blood vessel of the thumb is usually good with prompt treatment. The area may be swollen and painful for some time after the injury, but it should heal with no long-term effects.