Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Bountiful UT

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael Muir Hess, MD
(801) 292-7288
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 400
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Ut
Group Practice: Bountiful Orthopedic & Sports

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Joshua M Hickman
(801) 295-7200
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Eric C Johnston
(801) 295-7200
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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R Pepper Murray
(801) 295-7200
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Joshua Hickman
(801) 295-7200
Ste 400, 1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gordon William Affleck, MD
(801) 292-7288
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 400
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1966

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John Covey Edwards, MD
(801) 295-7200
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Ut; L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Melton Orthopaedic

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John C Edwards
(801) 295-7200
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard D Luddington, DMD
(801) 295-9221
1480 Orchard Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial 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.

What other information is available on ulnar collateral ligament sprains?

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