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Gerald W King, MD
(706) 625-3966
110 Hospital Dr
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Tonya Woodall Baker, DDS
(706) 602-0540
190 Curtis Pkwy NE Ste1
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Mitchell Frix, MD
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1990

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Conrad Harlan Easley, MD
(706) 226-6318
1501 Broadrick Dr Ste 3
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1966

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Michael D Wilson
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Gary Martin Edgmon, DDS
(706) 625-0640
300 S Piedmont St PO Box 308
Calhoun, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William B Snipes, DMD
(706) 217-2890
Suite C 1200 W Waugh St
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Toombs Norman, MD
(706) 226-5533
1104 Professional Blvd
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1990

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Conrad Harlan Easley
(706) 226-6318
1501 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Fred Barry Hodges III, MD
(706) 278-5959
1434 Broadrick Dr
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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