Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Missoula MT

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Troy Shaw, DDS
(406) 327-0777
1200 S Reserve St Ste L
Missoula, MT
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Deloit Ray Wolfe, DDS
(406) 549-2422
129 W Kent Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel T Mc Quinn, DDS
(406) 542-7572
1221 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Mark Andrew Channer, MD
(406) 721-7330
2360 Mullan Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Harold Allmacher, MD
(406) 728-1563
900 N Orange St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1996

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Fred Lewis Sayre, DMD
(406) 728-4032
705 W Sussex Ave
Missoula, MT
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert F Moseley, MD
240 Daly Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lawrence Joseph Toder, MD
(406) 549-2630
2360 Mullan Rd Ste C
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1966

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Mark Francis Rotar, MD
(406) 721-4436
2360 Mullan Rd Ste C
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt; St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mt; St Joseph Hosp, Polson, Mt
Group Practice: Missoula Bone & Joint

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Robert John Seim, MD
(406) 721-7330
2360 Mullan Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Norwegian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt; St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mt; North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, Mt
Group Practice: Missoula Orthopedic Associates

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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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