Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Pawtucket RI

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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.Micheal Feldman
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Miriam
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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David Cicerchia
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mehrdad Motamed, MD
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1960

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Steven Graff
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael Feldman
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles James Eaton, MD
(561) 746-7686
111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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Henry Litchman
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael David Feldman, MD
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1987

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Mehrdad Motamed
(401) 722-2400
588 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI
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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