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Thomas W Gibson, DO
(706) 787-1859
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1992

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Tuan Christopher Tran
(706) 787-2720
300 W Hospital Rd
Fort Gordon, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Randall Miller Meredith, MD
(706) 787-1859
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1996

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Theodore John Choma, MD
(706) 787-7859
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Elwyn A Saunders, MD
(706) 738-4923
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John W Stockstill, DDS
(706) 721-0502
4448 Pierwood Way
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Joseph F Alderete, MD
(706) 787-5807
Fort Gordon, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Alex Collins, DO
(706) 447-3999
Evans, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Keith Thomas Lonergan, MD
(706) 787-2104
East Hospital Rd Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dirk Lance Slade, MD
(706) 787-5807
East Hospital Road Bldg 300
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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