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Joseph John Oliver, MD
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Sweetwate, Rock Springs, Wy

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Joseph John Oliver
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kurt Ryan Martin, MD
3 Par Ct
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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David Khoury, MD
Jackson, WY
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Peter Ernest Rork, MD
334 West Cody House #9
Jackson, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ludwig F Kroner III, MD
(307) 382-5646
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974

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P Jack Feller, DDS
(307) 362-8842
2405 Cascade Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank Hall Schmidt, MD
(307) 578-1960
720 Lindsay Ln
Cody, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jimmie Gene Biles, MD
(307) 578-1945
720 Lindsay Ln
Cody, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: West Park Hospital, Cody, Wy; Powell Hospital, Powell, Wy
Group Practice: Big Horn Basin Orthopaedic Clinic Pc

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Anthony B Quinn
(307) 673-1813
1050 Mydland Rd
Sheridan, WY
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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