Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Monroe NC

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Seth L Jaffe
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sandra Marie Abda, MD
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd Ste 600
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Bone & Joint

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Durman William Moose
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Thomas Charles Friedrich, MD
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd Ste 600
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Seth Jaffe
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd # 600
Monroe, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Union Regional Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Sandra M King
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas C Friedrich
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Bernard Meade, MD
(704) 291-9773
808 Circle Dr
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Chason Spencer Hayes, MD
(704) 289-4595
701 E Roosevelt Blvd Ste 600
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Bone & Joint

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John Bernard Meade
(704) 226-9550
808 Circle Dr
Monroe, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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