Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Sun City AZ

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Kit C McCalla, DO
(602) 424-0935
10815 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Business
Arizona College of Orthopedic Surgeons PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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David Joseph Jacofsky, MD
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd Ste 300
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1996

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Robert Charles Waldrip, MD
(623) 584-5626
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 205
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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Martin Geo Sterusky, MD
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 205
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.David Jacofsky
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd # 300
Sun City West, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Andrew Joshua Appel
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Mark Doran Campbell, MD
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd Ste 300
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1995

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Andrew J Appel, MD
(401) 444-5895
14420 W Meetcer Blvd Ste 300
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jon Edwin Gelsey, MD
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd Ste 300
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1970

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Robert Ronald Karpman, MD
(623) 584-5626
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 205
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Maricopa Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Sun Valley Orthopaedic & Hand

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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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