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Jeffrey Dean Yoder
(765) 868-0313
1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kevin T Jarrell, DDS
(765) 453-4261
3905 Southland Ave # A
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Aaron Jon LeGrand
(765) 868-0313
1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mohamad Reza Nekoomaram, MD
(765) 453-7700
2226 W Alto Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1976

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Carl B Grothouse, MD
1844 Timber Ridge Ct
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas M Reilly
(765) 236-8700
311 S Berkley Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Jeffrey Dean Yoder, MD
(765) 868-0313
Medical Office Bldg 200 1907 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas M Trancik, MD
(317) 705-0539
3510 S Lafountain St
Kokomo, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mohammad R Nekoomaram
(765) 453-7700
2226 W Alto Rd
Kokomo, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sigrid E Schwartz, DDS
(765) 459-3145
1926 S Dixon Rd Innovative Orthodontics Pc
Kokomo, IN
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.

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