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Rodney Phillip Wigle, MD
(541) 388-0673
1693 SW Chandler Ave Ste 250
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1977

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Alan Eugene Patterson, MD
(541) 383-2548
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1963

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Michael L Mara
(541) 330-8226
1303 Ne Cushing Dr
Bend, OR
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Blake A Nonweiler
(541) 382-3344
2200 Ne Neff Rd Ste 200
Bend, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.MICHAEL CARAVELLI
(541) 382-3344
2200 Northeast Neff Road #200
Bend, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David A Capen, MD
86 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Richard Verheyden, MD
(541) 382-3344
2600 NE Neff Rd Ste 1
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1997

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James R VerHeyden
(541) 382-3344
2200 Ne Neff Rd.
Bend, OR
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Norman Earl Royse, DDS
(541) 382-6822
403 NE Franklin Ave
Bend, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Cara E Walther
(541) 388-2333
1303 Ne Cushing Dr
Bend, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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.

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