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Robert B Ray, MD
601 3rd Pl
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gary N Russell, MD
(205) 221-5374
2950 Highway 78 E
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kendall Chas Vague, MD
(205) 221-5374
PO Box 580
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1979

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Gordon Troy Birk, MD
(256) 216-6902
209 Fitness Way
Athens, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jorge E Alonso, MD
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Salamanca, Fac De Med, Salamanca, Spain
Graduation Year: 1975

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Erich Wolfe Wouters, MD
(205) 221-5374
2950 Highway 78 E
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jerry L Boshell, DMD
(205) 221-2330
PO Box 3125
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Tai Quoc Chung, MD
6936 Winton Blount Blvd
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Kenneth Jaffe
(205) 802-4577
3525 Independence Dr
Birmingham, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Hendon Haley Jr, MD
(334) 793-2663
4370 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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