Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Hibbing MN

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Michael Zakula Jr, DDS
(218) 262-5488
510 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Leonard Patrick Jennings, MD
(218) 262-3425
730 E 34th St
Hibbing, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1959

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Dr.GAVIN PITTMAN
(763) 786-9543
8290 University Ave NE # 200
Minneapolis, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Randall Chadwick
(763) 780-9155
9055 Springbrook Dr Nw
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Rodney Holmes Peterson
(952) 920-0970
3250 W 66th St
Edina, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Leonard Jennings
(218) 246-8275
730 E 34th St # 1
Hibbing, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1959
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Garry M Banks, MD
(763) 577-1877
8232 SR-65
Minneapolis, MN
Business
Advanced Spine Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Bruce K A Dormanen, DDS
(763) 421-9292
2150 3rd Avenue 200 Anoka Office Ctr
Anoka, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edward William Kelly, MD
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Franklin Labadie, MD
(952) 442-6525
490 S Maple St Ste 203
Waconia, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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