Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Sumter SC

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Danny Howard Ford, MD
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kurt T Stroebel
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Danny Ford
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St # 200
Sumter, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Keith Drakeford, MD
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982

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David Edward Tate Jr, MD
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1991

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William Neal Coulter, DMD
(803) 905-4321
2590 Lin Do Ct
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James E Gee
(803) 774-5200
250 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy R Wagner
(803) 469-4028
595 W Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Warren Kirkland Smith, DDS
(803) 469-8511
6 Professional Ct
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Frank L Cuce
(803) 774-7621
100 N Sumter St
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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