Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains East Providence 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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Jack D Goldstein
(401) 919-5222
400 Massasoit Ave
E Providence, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gary M Ferguson
(401) 453-9032
100 Butler Dr
Providence, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Roy Kenneth Aaron, MD
100 Butler Dr
Providence, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Robert Shalvoy
(401) 277-0790
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Jack Goldstein
(401) 729-9400
400 Massasoit Ave # 201
East Providence, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Thomas Bliss
(401) 831-4110
124 Waterman St # 2
Providence, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Christopher Thomas Born, MD
(401) 457-1562
Med Office Ctr Suite 200, 2 Dudley Street,
Providence, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Hosp, Camden, Nj
Group Practice: Penn Orthopedic Institute Univ Of Pennsylvania

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Edward Spindell, MD
(401) 421-0404
Providence, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Francis Bliss, MD
(401) 831-4110
124 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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