Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Fayetteville GA

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William Mays Osborne, MD
(214) 637-4800
105 Carnegie Pl
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1959

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Hugh S Thompson, MD
(770) 460-9345
707 Highway 314
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1952

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Alan Dale Davis, MD
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W Ste 308
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Reg Med Ctr, Riverdale, Ga; South Fulton Med Ctr, East Point, Ga; Fayette Comm Hosp, Fayetteville, Ga
Group Practice: Hughston Clinic

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Hugh S Thompson Jr, MD
(770) 460-9345
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: South Fulton Med Ctr, East Point, Ga

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Scott Randall Arrowsmith
(770) 631-9991
130 Governors Sq
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Albert Lindsey, DMD
(770) 996-8558
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 200
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Sharrona Sheree Williams
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Christopher J Walsh, MD
(770) 461-1238
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael James Behr, MD
(770) 460-1900
1265 Highway 54 W Ste 308
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Peter S Harvey, MD
(770) 461-1238
1275 Highway 54 W Ste 201
Fayetteville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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.

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