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John Paul Bolthouse, DDS
(616) 538-1260
3100 Ivanrest Ave SW
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David O Cramer, DDS
(616) 534-0550
4320 44th St Sw Ste 1
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Benson Anderson, MD
(586) 286-0610
4917 N Sunnynook Court SW
Wyoming, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972

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William E De Vries, DDS
(616) 457-4220
PO Box 47
Jenison, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Allan Cooper Hoekzema, MD
(616) 459-3213
153 Lafayette Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1965

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James Kessel, DDS
(616) 538-5920
3040 Prairie St Sw
Grandville, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevin Howard
(616) 252-8300
2215 44th St Sw
Wyoming, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark L M Powell, DDS
(616) 457-5866
2076 Baldwin St
Jenison, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan P Cornelius, MD
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2003

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John Adam Jelinek, MD
(616) 752-6615
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 200 Jeffer
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 2002

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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.

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