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William Catalona, MD FACS
1608 Cedar St
Muscatine, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 1941

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John M Sleichter, DDS
(563) 263-4900
200 Cleveland St
Muscatine, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Randy Gipple
(563) 264-9185
1616 Cedar St
Muscatine, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Rae Ripperger, MD
(563) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia; Trinity Med Ctr North, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology

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Ralph Horace Congdon, MD
(563) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Genesis Med Ctr -East Campus, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology

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Leo Andrew Kulick, MD
(563) 264-9180
1615 Young Ave
Muscatine, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Muscatine Gen Hosp, Muscatine, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopedic Services

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J Randy Gipple, MD
(563) 264-9185
Muscatine, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joseph Gerard Martin, MD
(563) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Peter C Rink, DO
(563) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology

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David John Steinbronn, MD
(563) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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