Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Hilo HI

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Robert Dailey Irvine, MD
(808) 935-5465
670 Ponahawai St Ste 115
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1966

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Alvin T Yoshida, DDS
(808) 961-6662
31 E Lanikaula St Ste A
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roanne Tsutsui, DDS
(808) 961-5766
1234 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Peter Arnold Matsuura
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edward Wm Gutteling, MD
(808) 961-2609
45 Mohouli St
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Dailey Irvine
(808) 935-5465
670 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Peter Matsuura
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St # 214
Hilo, HI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Hilo Med Ctr, Hilo, Hi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Edward William Gutteling
(808) 961-2609
45 Mohouli St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Peter Arnold Matsuura, MD
(808) 969-3331
670 Ponahawai St Ste 214
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Hilo Med Ctr, Hilo, Hi

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Harold Hiroshi Goya, DDS
(808) 935-8665
280 Ponahawai St
Hilo, HI
Specialties
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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