Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Lincolnton NC

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Steven Miller Austin, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St # 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Todd L Hamilton, DDS
(704) 735-1606
701 S Laurel St Ste 1
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Maher Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ
Year of Graduation: 1960
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Karen Marie Rives
(704) 732-9966
701 S Laurel St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Domingo E Cabinum Jr, MD
(606) 666-4971
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1961

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Brian Scott Delay, MD
(704) 664-1060
206 Gamble Dr
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Maher F Habashi
(704) 735-3116
501 N Aspen St
Lincolnton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Karenmarie Barbara Rives, MD
(704) 732-9966
PO Box 2059
Lincolnton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, Nc
Group Practice: Wellbridge Orthopaedics

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Dr.Todd Irwin
(630) 579-6500
501 North Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Peter T Hurley
(828) 322-5172
214 18th St Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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