Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Leesville LA

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David Hawkes Steiner
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Shawn Patrick Granger
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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J David De Lapp, MD
(337) 239-8000
500 S 6th St Ste A
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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Alfonso Santos Alarcon, MD
(337) 531-3105
1585 3rd St # 81
Fort Polk, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Granger, Shawn MD
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA

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David H Steiner, MD
(337) 238-9088
1101 Port Arthur Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La; Byrd Reg Hosp, Leesville, La

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Ronald Gene Hood, MD
(918) 747-8071
4802 S 109th East Ave
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Orthopedic

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David Long i Lin
(337) 531-3438
1585 3rd St
Fort Polk, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dan Edward Butler, MD
(337) 462-6637
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La

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Orthopedic Center Of Louisiana
(337) 239-8000
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA

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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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