Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Dallas TX

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Robert Chapman, MD
(214) 824-7744
1015 N Carroll Ave
Dallas, TX
Business
Sports Medicine Clinic of North Texas
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Hugh A Frederick MD
(214) 528-4185
9301 N Central Expwy
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas M Schott, MD
(972) 556-2885
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX
Business
Allstar Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Benjamin S Richards III, MD
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital F, Dallas, Tx; Childrens Med Ctr Of Dallas, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Scottish Rite Hospital

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Peter R Carter
(214) 559-7572
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Huntly G Chapman, MD
(214) 370-3006
3600 N Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Business
North Texas Spinecare, LLP
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Robert E Bayless, MD
(972) 438-4636
2120 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX
Business
Irving Orthopaedics & Southwest Spine Institu
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Marybeth Ezaki, MD
(214) 559-7568
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1977

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Karl Eric Rathjen, MD
(214) 559-7555
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1990

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Daniel Joseph Sucato, MD
(214) 559-7557
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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