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James Warren Burnett, MD
4500 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jeffrey Thomas De Haan, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Michael Hosp, Texarkana, Tx
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Specialists Of Texarkana Pllc

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Albert R Mc Williams, DDS
(903) 794-2826
2800 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Harold G Weems Jr, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1993

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Gregory Joseph Smolarz
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Douglas Thompson
(903) 614-3000
5002 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Darius Franklin Mitchell
(903) 614-3000
5002 Cowhorn Creek Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Thomas Christopher Young, MD
(903) 614-5400
2604 Saint Michael Dr # SZ39
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1993

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Harold Gordon Weems
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Harold G Weems, MD
(903) 792-5005
3708 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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