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Oscar Max Jardon, MD
(361) 790-9483
600 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1957

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Paul William Esposito, MD
(402) 492-9767
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr-Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Carl Scott Humphrey, MD
(415) 392-3225
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 2000

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James Russell Neff, MD
(402) 559-8000
600 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Richard Young Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: University Medical Assoc

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Nils Ake Nystrom, MD
(402) 559-5326
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ I Umea, Med Fak, Umea, Sweden
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kimberly A Turman
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Walter William Huurman, MD FACS
(402) 559-8000
600 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1962

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Matthew Allen Mormino, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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Edward Vincent Fehringer, MD
(402) 559-4758
981080 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Univ Of Nebraska/Creighton

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Charles E Rosipal, MD
(402) 559-2258
981080 Nebraska Med Ctr-Ortho,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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