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Richard J Menke, MD
(859) 341-9300
500 Thomas More Pkwy
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Gordon Walker Air, MD
(859) 341-9300
500 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 1
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-North, Covington, Ky; St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky
Group Practice: Northern Kentucky Orthopaedics Psc

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Brion P Moran
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Rd
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John J Larkin Jr, MD
(859) 426-4200
320 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-North, Covington, Ky; St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky; Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh; Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh; Jewish Health Systems, Cincinnati, Oh
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Nicholas Thomas Gates, MD
(859) 341-9300
500 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thomas M Due
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Rd
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bruce Robert Holladay, MD
(859) 578-5396
500 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1987

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Forest T Heis
(859) 301-2663
560 South Loop Rd
Edgewood, KY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Dennis O'Brien, MD
(859) 341-6440
340 Thomas More Pkwy Ste 260A
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.John Larkin
(859) 426-4200
2845 Chancellor Dr # 100
Ft Mitchell, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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