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Kit C McCalla, DO
(602) 424-0935
10815 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Business
Arizona College of Orthopedic Surgeons PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James Simon Kort, MD
(480) 710-1612
13640 N Plaza del Rio Blvd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Rockville Gen Hosp, Vernon Rockvl, Ct
Group Practice: Rockville Orthopedic Assoc Pc

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Thomas Paul Foerster, MD
(623) 876-3895
13640 N Plaza del Rio Blvd Ste 130
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Walter O Boswell Mem Hosp, Sun City, Az
Group Practice: Amc Orthopedic Podiatry Spine; Arizona Med Clnc Ltd

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Hong K Ong
(623) 876-3870
9165 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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T Sreecharana, MD
(623) 933-2732
13260 N 94th Dr Ste 101
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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William A Salyer, MD
(602) 631-3161
690 N Cofco Center Ct
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James S Kort
(623) 876-3870
9165 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Donald I Matern, MD
(623) 566-0630
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joseph Michael Janzer, DO
(623) 876-3870
9403 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thimmavajjhala Sreecharana
(623) 933-2732
13260 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand 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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