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Edward W Bank, MD
(580) 237-2550
2101 Camelot Dr
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Edward Keller, MD
(580) 271-5964
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Edgar Allen Fike
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St
Enid, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Allen Camp, MD
(580) 233-8491
2445 Sherwood Dr
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1965

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Robert Wray Whiteneck, MD
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Timothy Wayne Teske
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St
Enid, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William S Dandridge, MD FACS
4609 Spring Ridge Rd
Enid, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arkansas
Graduation Year: 1939

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Edgar Allen Fike IV, MD
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Mercy Hospital, Enid, Ok
Group Practice: Northwest Oklahoma Orthopaedic

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Robert Wray Whiteneck
(580) 233-6707
330 S 5th St
Enid, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Kirk Fry, MD
330 S 5th St Ste 501
Enid, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Mercy Hospital, Enid, Ok
Group Practice: Northwest Oklahoma Ortho Clnc Inc

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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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