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Curtis D Mather, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1989

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Curtis D Mather
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ross W Stryker, DDS
(417) 532-9532
PO Box 1193
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Rick B Walker
(417) 255-2880
1609 Porter Wagoner
West Plains, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph John Williams, MD
(314) 966-6480
2325 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 202
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jeffrey Jack Mutchler, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jeffrey J Mutchler
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Anver A Tayob
(314) 577-8850
3635 Vista
St Louis, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher William Peer, MD
(913) 319-7546
2301 Holmes-Ortho Surg
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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