Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains North Kansas City MO

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Alexandra Jean Strong, MD
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Drisko Fee & Parkins

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David Karl Ebelke, MD FACS
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Miami
Graduation Year: 1981

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David D Paul
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter I Vilkins
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Orth
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Marshall Drisko, MD
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stephen Edward Vilmer, MD
(816) 842-8404
2750 Clay Edwards Dr
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Vilmer & Vilmer Inc

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Ernest Hatfield Neighbor, MD FACS
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kansas
Graduation Year: 1966

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Roger P Jackson
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Charles Craig Satterlee
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
N Kansas City, MO
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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