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Christian P Luessenhop, MD
(918) 342-6741
201 W Blue Starr Dr
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: U S P H S Claremore Indian Hos, Claremore, Ok
Group Practice: Northeast Oklahoma Orthopedic

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Thomas Jeremy DO
(918) 582-6800
1501 N Florence Ave # 350
Claremore, OK

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Andrew B Ebert
(405) 271-4426
920 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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A J Schoepflin, MD
303 Lake Dr
Ada, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William Charles Clark
(918) 392-1400
4802 S 109th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Jon E Orjala, DO
1218 N Florence Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1991

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Wayne Anthony Johnson
(580) 353-8600
904 Sw 38th St
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Joseph Jones
(405) 632-4468
8100 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Chad Crawley
(918) 426-0240
1401 E Van Buren Ave
Mcalester, OK
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.

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