Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Hinesville GA

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William Stephen Tankersley
(912) 877-9100
455 S Main St
Hinesville, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Leon R Wills, DDS
(912) 876-4435
715 A Courtland Dr
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher Mark Vaughn, MD
(912) 877-3226
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1989

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Paul Henry Leitschuh, MD
(912) 435-6623
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 1D03
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kurt Samuel Hensel, MD
(912) 435-5254
1061 Harmon Ave
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.WILLIAM TANKERSLEY
(912) 877-9100
455 S Main St # 106
Hinesville, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Vaughn Arthur Frigon, MD
(504) 588-5192
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1996

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Brodie Edens McKoy, MD
(912) 877-3226
455 S Main St Ste 106
Hinesville, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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Greer Edwin Noonburg, MD
(912) 398-7275
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 2J11B
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael John Kissenberth, MD
1061 Harmon Ave Ste 2J11b
Fort Stewart, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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