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Don E Poulson, MD
(503) 581-0161
875 Oak St SE Ste 3060
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1953

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Marcus Lee Pollard, MD
(503) 362-3671
1489 State St
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Steven W Campbell, DDS
(503) 399-0721
434 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kent Smillie
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Mc Neil Ballard, MD
(503) 561-7170
875 Oak St SE Ste 5040
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1989

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Steven R Beranek, MD
(503) 561-8100
875 Oak St SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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Harold S Boyd
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold Stuart Boyd, MD
(503) 581-4402
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Robert Zirschky
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Salem
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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