Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Meridian ID

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Edwin Merle Clark
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dominic Linus Gross, MD
(208) 846-8616
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2104
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1991

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Joseph Michael Verska, MD
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr Ste 100
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1987

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Kyle Lynn Palmer, MD
(208) 884-8300
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 1205
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.SAMUEL JORGENSON
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr # 100
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Samuel Steven Jorgenson, MD
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr Ste 100
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Spine Institute Of Idaho

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Joseph Michael Verska
(208) 855-2900
360 E Montvue Dr
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Kyle L Palmer
(208) 884-8300
3875 East Overland Road
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark Andrew Spelich, MD
(208) 855-2410
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2108
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 2000

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Gregory Guymon, DDS
(208) 898-0000
1200 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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