Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Maple Heights OH

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Thomas F Bear, MD
(330) 929-9136
437 Portage Trl
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Business
Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Cuyahoga Fa
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Matthew Levy
(440) 232-8719
50 Blaine Ave
Bedford, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy Alan Moore, MD
(216) 778-3891
Shaker Heights, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1998

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Anthony Skalak, MD
(216) 844-3234
Shaker Heights, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard R Masin
(216) 367-1850
4100 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Matthew Eric Levy, MD
(440) 232-8719
50 Blaine Ave Ste 2300
Bedford, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Ohio City Orthopaedics

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Bruce Theodore Cohn, MD
(216) 831-7855
3755 Orange Pl
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981

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Avrum I Froimson, MD
(216) 839-3700
26900 Cedar Rd Ste 305
Beachwood, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Andrew Matko, DO
(216) 491-7460
4100 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sheldon Kaffen
(216) 752-0366
4200 Warrensville Ctr Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Orthopedic Surgery

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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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