Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Hillsdale MI

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Angelo Joseph Sorce, MD
(517) 437-0499
451 Hidden Meadows Dr Ste 210
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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Colin A Mayers, DDS
(517) 439-1461
1426 Hudson Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Terry L Nelson
(269) 343-8170
315 Turwill Ln
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael J Occhietti
(906) 779-9870
1711 South Stephenson Avenue
Iron Mountain, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dean E Albertson, DDS
(989) 723-2774
329 N Ball St
Owosso, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Barry J Collins
(517) 439-5411
61 W Carleton Rd
Hillsdale, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Howard Leslie Tingling, DDS
(248) 352-0530
20400 W 12 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Donald Garver
(586) 779-9100
19701 Vernier Rd # 150
Harper Woods, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James R Holmes
(734) 572-4500
5315 Elliott Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
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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