Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Fort Dodge IA

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Emile Chigao Li, MD
(515) 574-6880
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 320
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Degraff Wolff Jr, MD
(785) 239-7678
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 320
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Leo Mergen, DDS
(515) 573-8351
902 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Tom H Shelly, DDS
(515) 573-8351
Drs Mergen & Shelly PC 902 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Mark Race, MD
(515) 574-8310
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 320
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1982

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Samir Riad Wahby, MD
1220 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1972

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Andrew Dunham Shelly, DDS
(515) 573-8351
902 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Kamal Palit, MD
(515) 574-6882
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 320
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1990

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Samir R Wahby
(515) 955-6767
2700 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.Samir Wahby
(515) 955-6767
1172 Foxridge Dr
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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