Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Overland Park KS

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E Jerome Hanson, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969

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E Jerome Hanson Jr, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd Ste A
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo
Group Practice: Mid America Spine

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Robert Sean Jackson
(913) 381-5225
10701 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Thomas Scott Samuelson, MD
(816) 444-9000
5701 W 119th St
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; St Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo; Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Kansas City Bone & Joint Clnc

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Valerie Anne DeArdorff
(913) 642-0200
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John W M Carter, DDS
(913) 451-1443
8005 W 110th St Ste 214
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Kyle Parkins, MD FACS
5131 Somerset Dr
Prairie Village, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.John Ciccarelli
(913) 322-2700
5525 W 119th St # 210
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ganesh G Gupta
(913) 451-0000
10730 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gary Deaver Boston
(913) 491-3999
4801 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
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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