Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Greenville SC

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Timothy E Hughes, DMD
(864) 233-3829
312 Mills Ave
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Charles Riddle
(864) 455-6030
890 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Leonard De Vault, MD
(864) 295-9449
1 Memorial Medical Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1983

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Daggett O Royals, MD FACS
27 Quail Hill Dr
Greenville, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: South Carolina
Graduation Year: 1955

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Lisa Manning Faris, DMD
(864) 282-8555
870 Cleveland St Ste 2C
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John William Klekamp, MD
(864) 234-7654
1050 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1990

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Kyle J Jeray
(864) 455-6030
890 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Benjamin Louis Allen Jr, MD
(864) 255-7941
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Shriners Hospital For Crippled, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Shriners Hospital For Children

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Silas E Lucas, MD
54 Bear Dr
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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