Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Martinsburg WV

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Robert Richardson Bowen, MD
(434) 947-3990
2000 Foundation Way
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1956

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Ian James MacQueen
(304) 263-0811
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Patrick Cincinnati
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Road
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ernesto Nieto, MD
(813) 884-1453
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1966

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Autumn D Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Clifford Sperow, MD FACS
105 S Raleigh St
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1956

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Ralph Lawrence Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Troy Foster
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Rd # 102
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Vincent D Waldron
(304) 263-0811
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Said Edward Said, MD
(304) 264-1247
2000 Foundation Way Ste 2200
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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