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Gerald F Ritter, DDS
(615) 373-2025
343 Franklin Rd Ste 104
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George William Davis, MD
(615) 668-2812
5709 Hearthstone Ln
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn

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Elisha R Richardson, DDS
(615) 327-6207
PO Box 33A
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael James Mc Namara, MD
(615) 790-3290
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Leo Ferguson, DDS
(615) 794-0698
100 Covey Dr Ste 301
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Sean Kendall Doyle, DMD
(615) 865-9400
105 Powell Ct
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roy J Renfro Jr, MD
(615) 373-1779
1112 Overton Lea Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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Chris Tom Stark, MD
(615) 790-3290
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn
Group Practice: Bone & Joint Clinic

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Barry Scott Callahan, MD
(615) 834-4482
2001 Mallory Ln
Franklin, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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James R Hendricks, DDS
(615) 373-9889
Franklin, TN
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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