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John Paul Hermanson, DDS
(641) 752-6458
208 E Church St # 103
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Paul C Hermanson, DDS
(641) 752-6458
Hermanson Orthodontics PC 208 E Church St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bradley Arthur Lister, MD
(641) 752-7191
312 E Main St Ste 2400
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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Carl O Lester, MD FACS
(515) 752-7191
1717 Country Club Pl
Marshalltown, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Illinois(chicago)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Robert S Young
(641) 752-7191
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Carl Oren Lester, MD
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Margaret J Fehrle
(641) 752-7191
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Bradley Lister
(641) 752-7191
312 East Main Street #1000
Marshalltown, IA
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M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Douglas M Cooper
(641) 752-7191
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Douglas Mark Cooper, MD
(641) 752-7191
312 E Main St Ste 2400
Marshalltown, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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