Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains Wilmington NC

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John Scott O Malley, MD
(910) 763-7344
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.John OMalley
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Albert Marr
(910) 763-7344
2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Cape Fear
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Michael D Carter
(910) 793-1043
5302 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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David A Esposito
(910) 799-0110
1717 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Alexander Maultsby, MD
(910) 790-3676
6406 Shinnwood Rd
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1957

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Dr.Michael D. Carter
(910) 793-1043
5302 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Donald David Getz, MD
(910) 540-8424
6233 Tortoise Ln
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1966

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Walter S Hunt, MD FACS
8117 Blue Heron Dr E
Wilmington, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern
Graduation Year: 1940

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John Scott O'Malley, MD
(910) 763-7344
2001 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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