Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Cranston RI

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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Kenneth J Morrissey
(401) 944-8700
1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anthony Pierre Mechrefe, MD
(401) 499-0229
1150 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kenneth Joseph Morrissey, MD
1150 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1980

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Louis John Mariorenzi
(401) 944-3800
725 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Stephen Buonanno, MD
35 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Leonard Field Hubbard
(401) 942-0280
1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Leonard F Hubbard, MD
(401) 942-0280
1150 Reservoir Ave Ste 301
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1971

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William S Buonanno
(401) 946-6622
35 Sockanossett Crossroad
Cranston, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Amedeo Louis Mariorenzi, MD
(401) 944-3800
725 Reservoir Ave Ste 101
Cranston, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Roger Williams Med Ctr, Providence, Ri
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Associates

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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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