Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Bennington VT

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Robert S Block
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel S Robbins, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1982

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William Francis Ketterer, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Vermont Med Ctr, Bennington, Vt
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Hand Surgery

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William F Ketterer
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Suk Namkoong, MD
(413) 664-6111
77 Hospital Ave Ste 107
North Adams, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Stuart Block, MD
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St Ste 1
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Southwestern Vermont Med Ctr, Bennington, Vt
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Hand Surgery

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Daniel E Robbins
(802) 442-6314
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Matthew J Nofziger
(802) 442-6314
332 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James R Parkinson, MD
(413) 458-8115
227 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Ream Whittum
(413) 664-6111
77 Hospital Ave
North Adams, MA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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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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