Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Brunswick GA

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Jackie Kevin Brooks
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Duren Daniell, MD
3010 Hampton Ave Ste 3
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1965

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William Burns Allen, MD
(912) 267-1613
892 Old Jesup Rd
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michale J Dunn
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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John Michael Shutack, MD
(912) 262-6552
1111 Glynco Pkwy Summit Prof Plz 3rd Fl
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Southeast Georgia Reg Med Ctr, Brunswick, Ga
Group Practice: Brain & Spine Ctr

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Mark R Sardo, DDS
(912) 265-7193
2323 Parkwood Dr
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ralph William Morales, DO
(912) 265-9006
3231 Glynn Ave
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1986

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John K Weaver, DDS
(912) 264-6890
1606 Gloucester St
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Denny Alan Carter, MD
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 100
Brunswick, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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Michael James Sullivan
(912) 262-9961
1111 Glynco Pkwy Ste 100
Brunswick, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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