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Kral Varhan, MD
(308) 381-0100
PO Box 1588
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert N Moore, DDS
(308) 381-8150
530 N Diers Ave PO Box 5821
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Scott A Lemek
(308) 384-5400
620 N Diers Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Lee Mc Carty, MD
(308) 384-5400
908 N Howard Ave Ste 109
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gordon Dell Bainbridge, MD
(308) 381-7200
820 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1967

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Philip Michael Cahoy, MD
(308) 384-5400
PO Box 9805
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne; Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Grand Island Orthopedics

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Marty A Lewis, DDS
(308) 381-8150
530 N Diers Ave PO Box 5821
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Scott Alan Lemek, MD
(308) 384-5400
908 N Howard Ave Ste 109
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1993

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James T Butz, DDS
(308) 384-1510
2412 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dolf R Ichtertz
(308) 389-3312
716 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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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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