Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Indianola IA

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David B Mc Clain, DO
(515) 288-0726
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1955

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Daniel Joseph Mc Guire, MD
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St Ste 104
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982

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Daniel Joseph McGuire
(515) 288-6325
1300 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD FACS
(515) 247-8600
3660 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Iowa
Graduation Year: 1947

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Nicholas Honkamp, MD
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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O Lee Willham, DDS
(515) 285-6134
O Lee Willham DDS PC 6101 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Dennis Kessler
(515) 247-8400
1221 Pleasant St # 590
Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Michael Lyle Campbell, MD
(520) 228-2522
3000 Grand Ave Apt 1015
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Marvin H Dubansky, MD
3660 Grand Ave Unit 540
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr. Jason Villalobos
Warren County Chiropractic
(515) 962-2166
102 West 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
Back pain,Chronic pain,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Upper back pain
Treatments
Carpal tunnel traction therapy,Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Spinal manipulation
Proffesional Affiliation
American Chiropractic Association,Iowa Chiropractic Society,Integrity Management 5 Star ClinicChamber of Commerce MemberBig Brothers Big Sisters of Indianola

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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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