Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Bessemer City NC

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Jerry Marshall Gunter, DDS
(704) 865-3459
Po Box 938
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Ranjan Maitra
(704) 867-2333
706 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Ian Drummond Archibald
(704) 865-0077
620 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Henry Jarman Jr, MD
(704) 865-6487
620 Summit Crossing Pl Ste 108
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports

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George John Miller Jr, MD
(704) 865-0947
1355 Dove Creek Ct
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1967

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Robert Adams Blake, MD
(704) 865-0077
620 Summit Crossing Pl Ste 108
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1965

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James Emory Chapman
(704) 824-3673
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kathryn A Caulfield, MD
(704) 866-8976
760 N New Hope Rd Ste A
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert R Riedle, MD
(704) 824-4410
934 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Adams Blake
(704) 865-0077
620 Summit Crossing Place
Gastonia, NC
Specialty
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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