Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Broomfield CO

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Larry Theo Weddle, DDS
(303) 255-3339
7913 Allison Way # 201
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dimitrios James Zaronias, MD
(720) 536-7129
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1998

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Douglas Alan Foulk, MD
(303) 233-1223
14240 Fairway Ln
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ricky E Harrell, DDS
(303) 452-2277
1333 W 120th Ave Ste 303
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eunice Park Lee, DDS
(303) 421-5437
7502 W 80th Ave Ste 150
Arvada, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher M Biety, DDS
(303) 469-4191
925 Main St Ste D
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Darin W Allred, MD
(720) 887-4972
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1998

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Joseph B Dankey, DDS
(303) 469-7874
10 Garden Ctr
Broomfield, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Harold Eickmann, MD
(303) 665-2603
80 Health Park Dr Ste 230
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1999

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Edward Jordan Stoll Jr, MD
(303) 665-0286
80 Health Park Dr Ste 270
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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