Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Fort Mill SC

Looking for information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in Fort Mill? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Fort Mill that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in Fort Mill.

Donald Hutson Mc Clure, MD
(803) 329-3130
1690 Highway 160 W
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided By:
Thomas Glenn Fleischer
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Eugene N Powell
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
E Neal Powell, MD
(803) 329-1163
134 Professional Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided By:
Rajan Mahendra Patel, MD
(803) 328-3949
16819 Turtle Point Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Michael David Riordan, DMD
(803) 802-2580
1741 Gold Hill Rd # 200
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Donald H Mc Queen, MD
(803) 329-3130
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided By:
William L Lehman
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Blvd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Walter S James III, MD
(803) 329-3130
134 Professional Park Dr
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Piedmont Med Ctr, Rock Hill, Sc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
Gene Arthur Kasparek, DDS
(803) 327-1144
1507 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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?

The diagnosis and treatme...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info