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Charles Joseph Ash, MD
(417) 883-4994
PO Box 483
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1955

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Douglas Malcolm Duncan, MD
(417) 875-3170
2410 E Rosebrier St
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Johns Reg Health Center, Springfield, Mo
Group Practice: Ferrell Duncan Clinic Inc

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Hugh G Harris
(417) 882-1900
3045 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Marion Lee Wolf, MD
(417) 885-0899
3231 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert F Mahnken
(417) 820-5610
1229 E Seminole St
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Leslie Putnam, MD
(417) 447-1000
4350 S National Ave Ste C200
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983

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Paul Ronald Frewin, MD
(417) 882-8437
3800 S National Ave Ste 700
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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Clyde Wallace Parsons III, MD
(417) 882-2437
3800 S National Ave Ste 700
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Thomas B Kelso
(417) 820-5610
1229 E Seminole St
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Judith W Smith
(417) 875-3462
3555 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle 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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