Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Rutherfordton NC

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Harry P Rudolph IV, MD
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Herbert Graham Rogers, MD
(828) 287-5937
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1999

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Harry P Rudolph, MD
(828) 286-3313
139 Dr Henry North Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael William Roberts, MD
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Edward Davis
(828) 286-4298
112 Sparks Dr
Forest City, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael W Roberts
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Dana Bond, MD
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Charles D Bond
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harry Peter Rudolph
(828) 287-9260
139 Doctor Henry Norris Dr
Rutherfordton, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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G Stephen Bell, DDS
(828) 245-5462
Po Box 788
Forest City, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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