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Michael D Kazel, DO
(843) 525-2298
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Kuhn, MD
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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James Mastin Farmer, MD
(910) 450-4820
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ralph Joseph DiFore
(910) 799-0110
200 Doctors Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Louis Gross, MD
(910) 353-4500
128 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc
Group Practice: Jacksonville Orthopedic Clinic

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Thomas Ray Cullison, MD
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Ernest Metts, MD
(910) 450-4826
100 Brewster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joel Charles McClurg
(910) 353-1437
237 White St
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard John Vanek, DDS
(910) 353-1999
200 Doctors Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William E Todd III, DO
(904) 270-5633
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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