Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Charleston WV

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Peter Joseph Lukowski
(304) 346-0439
500 Donnally St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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W Chris Taylor, DDS
(304) 342-1181
208 Broad St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John David Crompton
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter Joseph Lukowski, MD
(304) 343-4583
500 Donnally St Ste 100
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jaime Forero, MD
(304) 348-9015
PO Box 1393
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1960

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Matthew Phillip Walker, MD
415 Morris St Ste 104
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1997

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Matthew P Walker
(304) 344-3551
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Manuel E Molina
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris Street
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Peter Lukowski
(304) 346-0439
500 Donnally Street #300
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: St Francis /Camc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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David Elias Ede, MD
(304) 343-4691
415 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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