Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Owatonna MN

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Kenneth Dean Olsen, MD
(507) 444-5077
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1988

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David Widen Ivance, MD
(507) 444-5069
134 Southview St
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997

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Clinton Arthur Muench, MD
(507) 334-1601
633 1st St SE
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Howard Laney, MD
(507) 334-1601
633 1st St SE
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael H Hoxie, DDS
(952) 937-0111
2634 Shadow Ln
Chaska, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jeffrey D Loveless, DDS
(507) 451-5993
605 Hillcrest Ave
Owatonna, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bradley Robert Wille, MD
(507) 334-1601
633 1st St SE
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Northfield Hospital, Northfield, Mn
Group Practice: Allina Medical Clinic Northfield Office; Orthopaedic & Fracture Clnc Pa

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Susan J Nissen, MD
(816) 234-3970
924 1st St NE
Faribault, MN
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine-Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Childrens Mercy Hospital Professional Group

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Garry M Banks, MD
(763) 577-1877
8232 SR-65
Minneapolis, MN
Business
Advanced Spine Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Robert S Rice
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
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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