Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Cookeville TN

Looking for information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in Cookeville? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Cookeville that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in Cookeville.

Carl M Hollmann, MD
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided By:
Carl M Hollmann
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Gregory J Roberts
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Dale Alan Wheeler, DDS
(931) 526-3717
301 E 1st St
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
John M Turnbull
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
William T Shipley, DDS
(931) 526-7846
303 N Oak Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
James D McKinney
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
James Leonard Vaden, DDS
(931) 526-3717
308 E 1st St
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
James Byron Talmage
(931) 526-1604
315 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Upper Cumberland Orthopedic Surgery
(931) 526-9518
404 N Hickory Ave
Cookeville, TN

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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?

The diagnosis and treatme...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info