Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Ringgold GA

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D Marshall Jemison, MD
(423) 756-7134
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
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The Plastic Surgery Group PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Chadwick Aaron Smith, MD
(706) 861-1976
3063 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Hutcheson Med Ctr, Ft Oglethorpe, Ga

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Thomas David Hayes, MD
(360) 254-6161
102 Gross Crescent Cir
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: S W Washington Med Ctr, Vancouver, Wa
Group Practice: Northwest

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Barry Richard Vaughn, MD
(706) 858-0066
689 Battlefield Pkwy Ste 7
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1990

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Stanley J Kupiszewski, MD
(423) 894-2200
935 Spring Creek Rd Ste 200
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1992

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Peter J Mulhern
(706) 858-0580
4700 Battlefield Pkwy
Ringgold, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Chadwick A Smith
(706) 861-1976
3063 Battlefield Pkwy
Ft Oglethorpe, GA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Peter James Millett, MD
(706) 858-0580
112 Hedekin Cir
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Allen Gracy, MD
(706) 858-0066
689 Battlefield Pkwy Ste 7
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Alan Clifton Odom
(423) 624-2696
7480 Ziegler Rd
Chattanooga, TN
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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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