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Curtis L Leonard
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Louis Mc Manaman, DDS
(303) 744-5000
1600 Hover Rd Ste D1
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas Jay Darrah, MD
(303) 772-1600
809 Panorama Cir
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1966

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Lawrence Riley Martin, DDS
(303) 772-5055
1361 Francis St Ste 104
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Peter Duncan Wood, MD
(303) 651-3366
1925 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1986

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Curtis Lee Leonard, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gerald Richard Rupp, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 100
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co

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Robert E Fitzgibbons, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1987

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Melissa Dawn Venrick, DDS
(303) 651-7771
1055 17th Ave Ste 103
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Samuel Edward Smith, MD
(720) 494-3221
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Front Range Orthopedic Ctr

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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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