Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Las Cruces NM

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Dr.Alan C. Davis
(505) 521-1122
3005 Hillrise Drive
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Edward R Sweetser
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Stephen Mc Guire, MD
(505) 525-3535
675 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alan C Davis
(505) 521-1122
3005 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald R Watson
(505) 556-6440
2530 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Colin Kelly Miller, MD
(505) 521-0437
3245 E University Ave Apt 1411
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gary D Barham
(505) 521-9729
2911 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Alberto Romanelli, MD
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 200
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1992

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Donald Ray Watson, MD
(915) 595-8893
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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George D Harrington
(575) 556-6440
2530 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
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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