A 33-year-old man presents to the ED complaining of left thumb pain after he fell from his horse during a polo match. There is swelling and tenderness at the base of the thumb. You think the patient may have sustained a fracture of his proximal thumb so you order radiographs. One of the radiographs is seen below:
1. What is the eponym for this fracture?
2. Which tendon is responsible for displacement of the thumb?
3. What is the ED management for this fracture?
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