Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Bay Minette AL

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Vicky Searcy, DDS
(251) 626-7770
PO Box 2465
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Earl Rhett Hubley, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Lee Todd, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: North Baldwin Hosp, Bay Minette, Al; Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al
Group Practice: Fairhope Orthopaedics

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George Andrew Corbett, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. Paul B. Canale
Canale Spine Institute
1505 Daphne Avenue
Daphne, AL
Specialty
Spine Surgeon
Conditions
Back pain,Cervical spine disorders,Chronic pain,Complex Spinal Disorders,Degenerative disc disease,Degenerative spinal conditions,Failed back surgery syndrome,Foot drop,Herniated disc / bulging disc,Lumbar spine disorders,Neuropathic pain,Pediatric spine disorders,Post Surgery Functional Problems,Post Surgery Pain,Sciatica / radiculopathy,Scoliosis and deformity,Spinal cord injury,Spinal infections,Spinal stenosis,Spinal Tumors,Spine Conditions,Thoracic spine disorders,Upper back pain
Treatments
ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion),Anterior / posterior lumbar fusion,Artificial disc replacement - cervical,Artificial disc replacement - lumbar,Bone graft substitutes,Diagnostic testing,Interventional Pain Medicine,Lower back surgery,Lumbar spine fusion instrumentation,Minimally invasive surgery,Non-surgical treatment and diagnosis,Pain management,Pediatric spine treatments - non-surgical,Pediatric spine treatments - surgical,Percutaneous Spinal Fusion,Physical therapy,Posterolateral lumb
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993,Spine Disorders & Surgery Fellowship, University of Missouri - Columbia Spine Center, 2003-2004
Proffesional Affiliation
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery,American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society,American Association of Physicians and Surgeons,Nevada State Medical Association,Medical Association of the State of Alabama,Baldwin County Medical Society,

Jerry Williams, DDS
(251) 626-7770
1303 Main St
Spanish Fort, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Harold Charles George, MD
(251) 928-1284
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1962

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Michael W Mc Duffie, DDS
(251) 625-2525
6491 Jordan Rd
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul Bruno Canale, MD
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1985

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Baldwin Bone And Joint
(251) 625-2663
1505 Daphne Ave
Daphne, AL

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Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info - Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the wrist and hand. Please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's sections on wrist anatomy and hand anatomy . For information on the biomechanics of the wrist and hand please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's section on wrist and hand biomechanics .

What is the ulnar collateral ligament and what is its function?

The ulnar collateral ligament is a ligament on the inside of the thumb that connects the metacarpal bone to the first phalanx at the base (bottom) of the thumb. This ligament prevents the thumb from pointing too far away from the hand and supports pinch and grasp activities, acting like a hinge to keep the main thumb joint (the metacarpophalangeal joint) stable.

What is an ulnar collateral ligament sprain?

A sprain to the ulnar collateral ligament occurs when the ligament gets stretched or torn, usually as a result of an injury. The severity of the sprain may be mild (grade I), moderate (grade II) or severe (grade III). Severe tears usually mean that the ulnar collateral ligament is completely torn.

What does an ulnar collateral ligament sprain feel like?

Depending on the severity of the sprain, an ulnar collateral ligament sprain may or may not hurt right away. There may be bruising, tenderness at the bottom of the thumb, swelling and/or an inability to grasp items between the thumb and index finger.

What causes an ulnar collateral ligament sprain?

Any type of injury in which the thumb is pulled away from the index finger can result in an ulnar collateral ligament sprain. For example, falling on an outstretched arm and landing on the tip of the thumb. The ulnar collateral ligament can also be injured with repetitive gripping between the thumb and index finger leading to gradual loosening of the ulnar collateral ligament.

What other information is available on ulnar collateral ligament sprains?

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