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Sarah Elizabeth De Witt, MD
(919) 420-0058
600 N Person St
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1994

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Eric Grant Meinberg
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Curtis Ashley Hanson
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.AIMEE SCHIMIZZI
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.CURTIS HANSON
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Richard Alioto
(919) 550-0262
11618 US Hwy 70 W # 200B
Clayton, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, Nc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.CASEY JENKINS
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Terry Michael Messer, MD
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mark Lyndon Wood
(919) 232-5020
3009 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
(919) 350-8797
3024 New Bern Ave Ste 302
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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