After showing Lara my thumb a week post crash, she wasn't very optimistic. Although it was going to cost me $1000 out of pocket to get an MRI, she was pretty insistent I get the images taken. Just knowing the diagnosis would help speed up the recovery process either way so I agreed. Late Tuesday night I got the news that the ligament was 100% torn and required mandatory surgery to fix. I was able to see hand specialist, Dr. Reid, this afternoon to reaffirm surgery was needed and he immediately scheduled my surgery for tomorrow at 7am!
I'll post more details post operation but in the meantime, you can check out more info on the injury and how it is repaired through this link (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654954/).
I also have a stener lesion which means the ligament pulled some bone fragment away when it tore. Happy reading and stay tuned for recovery updates.