Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Sierra Vista AZ

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Elliot E Angel, DMD
(520) 458-2500
2047 Piccadilly Ct
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Laurence M Susini
(520) 458-6088
155 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan Paul Kawakami, DDS
(520) 459-1600
2700 E Fry Blvd Ste B9
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Roxanne E Wallace, MD
(520) 533-9120
Hereford, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1996

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Duane D. H. Pitt, MD
(480) 656-4048
8573 E. Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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William C Mc Cormick, DO
(520) 458-0650
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jose Abran Padilla, MD
(520) 458-0650
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1992

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William McCormick
(520) 458-4335
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Susini Laurence M Md
(520) 458-6088
155 Calle Portal Ste 100
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Nicholas A Ransom, MD
(520) 624-0888
1714 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ
Business
PIMA Orthopedic Associates
Specialties
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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