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Doyle Hayes Brown, MD
PO Box 1808
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1973

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Jeffrey S Geist, DDS
(208) 734-4600
318 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Retmier
(208) 734-7291
714 N College Rd
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Mark Wright
(208) 734-7291
Ste A, 714 North College Road
Twin Falls, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.David Christensen
(208) 732-0067
650 Addison Avenue West
Twin Falls, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Mark B Wright
(208) 734-7291
714 N College Rd
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Frederick Lee Surbaugh, MD
(208) 734-3455
562 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1966

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Troy Alan Williams, DDS
(208) 737-0006
1431 Fillmore St Ste 100
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Blake Gammell Johnson, MD
(208) 734-7291
714 N College Rd
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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David Mark Christensen, MD
(208) 732-0067
660 Shoshone St E Ste 200
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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