Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Vicksburg MS

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Daniel Dare
(601) 883-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Carson Porter Jr, MD
(601) 634-6790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; Vicksburg Med Ctr, Vicksburg, Ms
Group Practice: Vicksburg Clinic P A

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William Carson Porter, MD
(601) 634-6790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981

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William C Porter
(601) 634-8790
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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C Glenn Taylor, DDS
(601) 638-8230
2356 Grove St
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Daniel Paul Dare, MD
(601) 883-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jose Luis Ferrer, MD
(601) 619-4261
1115 N Frontage Rd
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Thos Van Uden, MD
(601) 634-6300
1 Medical Plaza Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert M Coleman, DDS
(601) 638-8230
2356 Grove St
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Cooper Loomis Terry, MD
(662) 513-2000
497 Azalea Dr Ste 102
Oxford, MS
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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