Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Shawnee OK

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Shrinivas Waingankar, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 N Saratoga
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dr V M Med Coll, Shivaji Univ, Sholapur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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DeBorah Sue McAlister
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Shrinivas Manohar Waingankar
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Thomas J Eiser
(580) 252-3400
2815 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Andrea Jean Barrett, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1994

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Robert J Gunderson, DO
(580) 482-4025
1533 N Harrison St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1991

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William J Mann, DDS
(405) 275-7520
18 E Dunloup
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas R Marberry
(918) 392-1400
4802 S 109 E Avenue
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jay Leigh Bryngelson, MD
(918) 333-3432
222 SE Debell Ave
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok
Group Practice: Bartlesville Orthopedic Clinic

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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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