Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Hattiesburg MS

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Lawrence Leroy Line Jr, MD
(601) 554-7402
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Southern Bone & Joint Spclsts

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Tracy Faler Stanley, DDS
(601) 450-2141
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward A Attix, MD
(601) 264-7311
65 Clipper Rd
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Juliana Cran Henderson, DDS
(601) 450-2141
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Norton Sikes, MD
(601) 823-4080
3688 Veterans Memorial Dr Ste 200
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Kings Daughters Hospital, Brookhaven, Ms
Group Practice: Southern Bone & Joint Spec

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Dennis L Granberry, DDS
(601) 264-2200
9 Professional Pkwy
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Strong Henderson, DDS
(601) 264-2200
9 Professional Pkwy
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Berry Baylis, MD
(423) 778-9008
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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Keith P Melancon
(601) 554-7400
3688 Veterans Memorial Dr
Hattiesburg, MS
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Orthopedic 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.

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