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Stephen F Scarangella
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Gerard James Lawrence, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1963

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Michael P Staebler, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Richard Dennis Fischer, MD
(860) 872-3717
428 Hartford Tpke Ste 210
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jesse Grant Eisler, MD
(860) 872-6229
281 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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Edward John Collins Jr, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Windham Community Mem Hosp, Willimantic, Ct
Group Practice: Connecticut Sports Med & Ortho

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Robert Irwin Moskowitz
(860) 429-6109
1703 Main St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth Rupert Alleyne, MD
(860) 875-3676
PO Box 3255
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jesse Eisler
(860) 872-6229
460 Hartford Tpke
Vernon, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael J Halperin
(860) 889-7345
82 New Park Ave
North Franklin, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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