Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Sandpoint ID

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Douglas A Cipriano, MD
(208) 263-8597
606 N 3rd Ave Ste 201
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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Frank J Cipriano, MD
(208) 263-8597
1327 Superior St
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael R DiBenedetto, MD
(208) 265-5379
1417 Geri Ct
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles Eugene Graham, MD
307 S 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle

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Michael Raymond DiBenedetto
(208) 265-9817
30544 Highway 200
Ponderay, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

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John Mc Lain Faggard, MD
(208) 265-5916
1005 Highway 2
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Bonner Gen Hosp, Sandpoint, Id
Group Practice: Lake Country Orthpedics

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Dr.BRENT LEEDLE
(208) 263-8597
606 N Third Ave # 201
Sandpoint, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Kirkland B Reuer, DDS
(208) 263-4122
1221 Michigan St
Sandpoint, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Carl Frederick Brunjes, MD
(509) 456-8139
PO Box 1025
Ponderay, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1961

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Richard Allen Wathne, MD
(208) 233-2100
333 N 18th Ave 18th Ave Medical Plaza Ste D1
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Bannock Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id; Pocatello Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id
Group Practice: Pocatello Orthopaedic & Sports

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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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