Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains North Las Vegas NV

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G. Michael Elkanich, M.D.
(702) 474-7200
2020 Palomino Lane
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Bone & Joint Specialists
Specialties
Orthopedics, Degenerative Spinal Conditions
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Fusion
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Diskectomy
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Decompression
Total Disk Replacement - Cervical & Lumbar
Endoscopic Spinal Fusion
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Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Valley Medical Center
Residency Training: Stanford University Hosptial & Clinics
Medical School: University Of Arizona College of Medicine, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
State Medical Society
State Orthopaedic Society

Awards: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Board Certified
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Chinese

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Mark A Erickson
(702) 653-3040
4700 Las Vegas Blvd N
Nellis Afb, NV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bernard I Zeliger, DO
(702) 413-0350
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1961

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James Thomas
(702) 507-0996
4454 N Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald R MacKay
(702) 388-1008
701 S Tonopah Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Archie C Perry, MD
(701) 731-1616
2800 E Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Desert Orthopaedic Center
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Wade Travis Gordon, MD
(702) 653-3040
4700 N Las Vegas Blvd 99 MDOS/SGOSO
Nellis Afb, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.JAMES THOMAS
(702) 507-0996
4454 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Squires Muir, MD
(801) 269-2225
600 S Rancho Dr Ste 107
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gary Joseph La Tourette, MD
(702) 386-6979
2100 Pinto Ln
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Community Hosp Of San Bernardi, Sn Bernrdno, Ca
Group Practice: Gary J LA Tourette Medical

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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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