Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Bluefield WV

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Dr.Walid Azzo
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St # 1
Bluefield, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
490 Cherry St # B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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Edward Mann Litz, MD
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1966

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Andrew Marvin Schuett, MD
(304) 324-2200
490 Cherry St Bldg B
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1986

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Steven Blain O'Saile, DO
(276) 964-6771
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Robert Starynski, MD
(304) 323-4526
RR 5 Box 136
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bristol Reg Medctr, Bristol, Tn; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv

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Steven Blain O Saile
(304) 327-2475
490 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Walid Hikmet Azzo, MD
(304) 324-2725
512 Cherry St Bldg I
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Hubert Elmer Kiser, DDS
(304) 325-8229
2008 Bland Rd
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Yogesh Chand, MD
(276) 322-3461
1616 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv; St Lukes Hospital, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Bluefield Orthopedics

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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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