Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Cedar City UT

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Randy George Delcore, MD
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Randy Delcore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd # 200
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Mark Jones Webster, DDS
(435) 867-9172
415 N Main St Ste 304
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Robert Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N # 150
Cedar City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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David Matthew Cearley
(801) 581-3998
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Eugene Nakken, MD
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randy George DelCore
(435) 586-1003
1335 Northfield Rd Ste 200
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Eugene Nakken
(435) 586-6962
166 W 1325 N
Cedar City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Paul Winterton
(801) 561-3101
10011 # 230 S. Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Alta View Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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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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