Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Cave Creek AZ

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Jesse Scott Ward, MD
309-671-7350 x7368
2208 W Legends Way
Anthem, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Jason Scalise
(623) 537-5600
3010 West Agua Fria Freeway #100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Paradise Valley
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Shawn M Bader, DDS
(480) 661-1818
3420 E Shea Blvd # 151
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert A Johnson, MD
(602) 277-6211
6473 E Greythorn Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Walter Edmond George, MD
(480) 951-0530
42010 N Fleming Springs Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Bryan Wall
(623) 537-5600
2730 W Agua Fria Fwy # 100
Phoenix, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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John Louis Beghin, MD
(623) 582-2010
19841 N 27th Ave Ste 300A
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kevin J Renfree
(480) 301-8000
5779 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven J Hattrup
(480) 301-8000
5779 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ
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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