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Harold J Wiesman Jr, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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Angelo Di Felice, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles D Wilburn, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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David Robert Williams, DDS
(931) 381-2700
806 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey C King, MD
(931) 380-1900
1400 Hatcher Ln
Columbia, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kenneth Lynn Moore, MD
(931) 388-4276
3048 General Forrest Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967

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Randall L Davidson Jr, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 Trotwood Ave # 12
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Eslick Ewing Daniel, MD
(931) 388-4276
1223 1/2 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Horizon Med Ctr, Dickson, Tn; Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tn
Group Practice: Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint

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Harold J Wiesman, MD
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1969

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H James Wiesman
(931) 388-3104
1300 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
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.

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