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Jonathan Scott Cooper, DDS
(918) 455-2458
6805 E 117th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard L Pentecost, MD
(580) 938-2551
9832 S Maplewood Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark A Andregg, DDS
(918) 743-2321
3150 E 41st St, Suite 112
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Martin Chekofsky, MD
(918) 494-4460
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Orthopedic Institute

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J Donald Keenan, MD
(918) 494-9200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald S Labutti, DO
(918) 481-2767
6908 E 115th Pl S
Bixby, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1994

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Douglas A Kirkpatrick, DDS
(918) 747-1346
5304 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brenda L Chockley, DDS
(918) 488-8889
8908 S Yale Ave Ste 210
Tulsa, OK
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jerry Jay Cole
(918) 249-0036
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Brent Albert Rubis
(918) 254-6793
8803 S 101st East Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hand 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.

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