Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Fort Payne AL

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Thomas William Phillips, MD
(256) 845-3862
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Christopher G Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Dr Sw
Fort Payne, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.Christopher Palmer
(256) 997-9777
315 Medical Center Drive Southwest
Fort Payne, AL
Gender
M
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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Leslie A Mc Climans, DDS
(334) 678-0096
186 Healthwest Dr
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ben Albert Gomez, MD
(256) 737-5115
2021 Alabama Highway
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1985

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Christopher G Palmer, MD
(256) 574-4448
315 Medical Center Dr SW
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1991

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Aimee S Skelton, DDS
Fort Payne, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Madison Dauphin, MD
(304) 485-0500
3290 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French, American Sign
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Oh; Camden-Clark Mem Hosp, Parkersburg, Wv; St Josephs Hospital, Parkersburg, Wv
Group Practice: Dauphin Orthopedic & Sport Med

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Wyatt C Simpson Jr, MD
(256) 767-1600
2111 Cloyd Blvd
Florence, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michael James Graham, DMD
(256) 739-6418
406 3rd Ave NE
Cullman, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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