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John Thomas Mc Cormick, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW Ste 200
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc; Grace Hospital, Morganton, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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John T McCormick
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Paul Keverline, MD
(828) 758-7092
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kimberly Lutz Gragg, DDS
(828) 438-8998
415 S King St
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Edward Stanislaw
(828) 758-8559
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Edward Stanislaw, MD
(828) 758-7091
1041 Morganton Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Caldwell Mem Hosp, Lenoir, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Orthopedic Specs

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Greg Shell, DDS
(828) 754-0234
509 Harper Ave SW
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher Thomas Daley, MD
(828) 874-3379
720 Malcolm Blvd Ste 102
Valdese, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mem Univ Of Newfoundland, Fac Of Med, St Johns, Nfld, Canada
Graduation Year: 1992

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Mark Steven Brazinski, MD
(828) 437-6500
503 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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