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Leon V Siomka, DDS
(810) 227-6995
10407 E Grand River Ste 700
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Karl Fredrick Schultz
(810) 225-8677
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Samuel Daniels, DDS
(810) 229-2776
305 W Main St
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy G Stroster, DDS
(810) 220-1700
10192 Grand River Rd Ste 101
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Laith Farjo, MD
(810) 299-8550
2300 Genoa Business Park Dr Ste 120
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi; St Joseph Mercy Hosp, Ann Arbor, Mi
Group Practice: Advanced Orthopedic Spec

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Philip Clinton Warren, DDS
(810) 229-8200
8641 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Hamway, DDS
(810) 220-1700
10192 Grand River Rd Ste 101
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Renee Eileen Geran, DDS
(248) 437-1620
22890 Pontiac Trl
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Laith Anastas Farjo
(810) 299-8550
2305 Genoa Business Park Dr
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Charles Gordon Niles, DDS
(810) 227-1950
8082 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI
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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.

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