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Gregg Alan Gober, MD
(662) 332-8700
1693 S Colorado St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Delta Med Ctr, Greenville, Ms
Group Practice: Mid South Orthopaedics

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Edward Lee Engel, DMD
(662) 378-8645
843 S Main St
Greenville, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Van Harbert Temple
(601) 987-8200
290 E Layfair Dr
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Owen Mc Craney, MD
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles Joseph Winters
(228) 875-1849
3635 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Gregg A Gober
(662) 332-8700
1693 S Colorado St
Greenville, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Wm Lewis Seidensticker, MD
(228) 864-6244
1500 45th Ave
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1970

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William Burke Thompson, MD
(601) 987-8200
Flora, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Central Orthopaedic Clnc P A

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James Wright O'Mara Jr, MD
(601) 949-9106
1325 E Fortification St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993

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Edward A Attix, MD FACS
(601) 288-8822
65 Clipper Rd
Hattiesburg, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Graduation Year: 1948

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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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