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Gerald Andrew Brazzo, DMD
(570) 454-0783
255 W Diamond Ave
Hazleton, PA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank Charles Polidora
(570) 455-3270
1710 East Broad St
Hazleton, PA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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John J Brady, DDS
(570) 454-0783
28 E Broad St
West Hazleton, PA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Jay Patney, DO
(570) 455-1990
101 W Broad St Ste 703
Hazleton, PA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1993

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Mark Nicholas Perlmutter, MD
(570) 759-5531
1000 Alliance Dr
Hazleton, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1987
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Hospital: Wyoming Valley Health Care Sys, Wilkes Barre, Pa

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John Richard Lease, MD
(570) 454-1114
1710 E Broad St
Hazleton, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Brett A Himmelwright, DO
(570) 455-8544
1201 N Church St
Hazleton, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mark Nicholas Perlmutter
(570) 501-9522
50 Moisey Drive
Hazleton, PA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Frank Charles Polidora, MD
(570) 455-3270
1710 E Broad St
Hazleton, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mark Dinner, DMD
(570) 459-6245
1201 N Church St Ste 209
Hazleton, PA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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