Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Chantilly VA

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Edward G Alexander Jr., MD
(703) 461-7100
4801 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA
Business
Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Louis C Filippone, DDS
(703) 815-0127
5675 Stone Rd Ste 200
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth William Jackson
(703) 934-5905
12255 Fair Lakes Parkway
Fairfax, VA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William A Hanff, MD
(703) 471-5300
13350 Franklin Farm Rd
Herndon, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1972

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Brent Roger Ain, MD
(703) 391-0111
3650 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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William E Crutchfield, DDS
(703) 263-0575
14012 Sullyfield Cir Ste E
Chantilly, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Andrew Hazel Jr, MD
(703) 471-5300
13350 Franklin Farm Rd Ste 220
Herndon, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va
Group Practice: Commonwealth Orthopaedics

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Mark R McMahon
(703) 471-5300
13350 Franklin Farm Road
Herndon, VA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher P Silveri, MD
(703) 391-0111
3650 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard J De Asla, MD
(212) 744-3092
PO Box 710330
Herndon, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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