Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Burlington IA

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James R Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Hugg & Salino-Hugg 7OO N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael William Hendricks, MD
(319) 758-9133
600 N Main St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Southeast Iowa Orthopaedics

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Teresa A Salino-Hugg, DDS
(319) 752-2025
Drs Salino & Hugg 700 N 3rd St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert Douglas Foster
(319) 768-3320
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Jerry Leverne Jochims
(319) 752-4553
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Douglas Foster, MD
(319) 768-3326
1019 N 7th St
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baxter Reg Med Ctr, Mountain Home, Ar; Washington Reg Med Ctr, Fayetteville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Spine & Orthopedic Spec

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Koert Robert Smith Jr, MD
(319) 752-6980
Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1969

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Mitchell Holiday Paul, DO
(319) 753-5352
1223 S Gear Ave Ste 101
West Burlington, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Great River Med Ctr, W Burlington, Ia; Ft Madison Comm Hosp, Fort Madison, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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Gregory Rex Hill
(319) 752-1700
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Theron Quentin Jameson
(319) 768-4970
1225 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
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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