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Sydney Geo Smith, MD
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St Ste 604
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1990

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Stanley Hiroshi Masaki, DDS
(808) 596-8118
1010 S King St Ste 302
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Burt E Moritz, MD
(808) 547-4561
1356 Lusitana St Rm 614
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1992

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Morris M Mitsunaga, MD
(808) 522-9633
1329 Lusitana St Ste 501
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1977

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Jeffrey Scott Smith, MD
(808) 522-9633
1329 Lusitana St Ste 501
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1991

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Thomas J Kane
(808) 536-2261
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kent Davenport, MD
(808) 522-9633
1329 Lusitana St Ste 501
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Jason Kaneshige
(808) 586-8234
1356 Lusitana Street #4
Honolulu, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Gabriel W C Ma, MD
(808) 524-7333
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jerry W VanMeter
(808) 432-2000
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
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.

What other information is available on ulnar collateral ligament sprains?

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