Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Canton GA

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Jonathan S Swift
(770) 479-5535
320 Hospital Rd
Canton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan S Swift, MD
770-479-5535 x354
320 Hospital Rd
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1951

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Craig Michael Chebuhar, MD
(850) 432-3293
50 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alan Rhoades Swayze, MD
(770) 345-3692
50 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1993

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Douglas Winfield Clanton, MD
(770) 479-4777
230 Marietta Hwy Ste 100
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1978

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Michael D Armond Williams, DDS
(770) 592-5554
130 Cedar Woods Trl
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Douglas W Clanton
(770) 479-4777
230 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Converse Stem, MD
(770) 479-8113
100 Medical Ln
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1972

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Christopher O Jernigan, DMD
(770) 479-8289
125 Oakside Ct Ste 202
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Arthur Stuart Loos, DDS
(678) 632-3440
1353 Riverstone Pkwy Ste 130
Canton, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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