Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Gautier MS

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Arthur De Wayne Black, MD
(228) 875-8558
PO Box 1918
Gautier, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1991

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Christopher E Wiggins, MD
(228) 762-3664
PO Box 1283
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Osteoporosis Treatment

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Christopher Edward Wiggins
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric D Washington
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charlton Henry Barnes
(228) 769-6000
4211 Hospital St Ste 103
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charlton Henry Barnes, MD
(228) 769-6000
PO Box 1363
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: George County Hospital, Lucedale, Ms; Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Ms
Group Practice: Barnes Gulf Coast Orthopaedics

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Samuel Bowen Mayfield, DDS
(228) 769-2881
2703 Pascagoula St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donnis Kline Harrison
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric Darcy Washington, MD
(228) 762-3664
3615 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael John Christie, MD
(615) 342-0038
147 Reynoir St
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tn; Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Southern Joint Replacement

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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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