Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Salem OR

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John M Ballard
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Andres Stevens, MD
(503) 362-3671
1489 State St
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or; Silverton Hospital, Silverton, Or
Group Practice: Willamette Orthopedic Group

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John A Stevens
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Nicolas John Stratton, MD
(503) 769-8470
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1995

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Jerry R Becker
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Sherry Thomas Mayhall, MD
(360) 379-2731
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1970

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William Carl Robertson Jr, MD
1175 Leslie St SE Ste B
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Steven Beranek
(503) 561-8100
875 Oak Street Southeast #3010
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Salem Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jerry Ray Becker, MD
(503) 362-3671
1489 State St
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1961

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Malcolm P Snider
(503) 540-6300
1600 State St
Salem, OR
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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