Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Mesa AZ

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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas Jonathan Wall, MD
(480) 778-1400
2626 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1990

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Brian W Mason, DDS
(480) 832-3830
2835 E Brown Rd Ste 102
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Salvatore G LaCognata
(480) 461-0047
4850 E Baseline Rd Ste 118
Mesa, AZ
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Egon V Johnson, MD
(480) 832-7777
6553 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Randall D Adams, DMD
(480) 832-3830
2835 E Brown Rd Ste 102
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Nile M Davis, DDS
(602) 843-6777
1551 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Salvatore Lacognata
(480) 461-0047
4850 E Baseline Rd # 118
Mesa, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Gary Thomas Purcell, MD
(480) 635-0070
4566 E Inverness Ave Ste 202
Mesa, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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