Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains South Sioux City NE

Looking for information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in South Sioux City? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around South Sioux City that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains in South Sioux City.

Brenda P Dick, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Daniel L Kaler, DDS
(712) 276-2766
4224 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
James Roland S Froggatt, MD
(402) 379-9569
2800 Pierce St Ste 102
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1960

Data Provided By:
Timothy R Kuntz, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
David Gerhardt Paulsrud, MD
(712) 239-3964
325 45th St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1959

Data Provided By:
Ryan Meis, MD
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

Data Provided By:
William Oliver Samuelson, MD
(712) 277-2225
2800 Pierce St Ste 101
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Samuelson Bone-Joint-Spine Ctr

Data Provided By:
Kenneth M Keane, MD FACS
(712) 277-2686
3704 Briar Path
Sioux City, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton
Graduation Year: 1946

Data Provided By:
Kevin Jay Liudahl
(712) 224-8677
2800 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Data Provided By:
James K Grabouski, DDS
(712) 258-0501
Wagner Grabouski & Kuntz DDS 3012 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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?

The diagnosis and treatme...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Joint Pain Info