Nonsurgical treatment by immobilizing the thumb in a spica-type cast for 4 weeks can be considered in partial tears of the ulnar collateral ligament.
4) It is a result of the torn end of the ulnar collateral ligament being displaced and coming to lie superficial to the adductor pollicis aponeurosis.
Assessing the collateral ligaments
requires the elbow to be flexed to 20 - 30[degrees] to relax the anterior capsule and bring the olecranon out of the fossa.
In light of current studies investigating the validity of diagnostic modalities and the utility of various surgical techniques, it is useful to review the pertinent anatomy and pathology of the ulnar collateral ligament
of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint.
Biomechanical evaluation of the medial collateral ligament
of the elbow.
On the MR images of the dominant pitching arm, four of the fourteen subjects had increased thickness of the ulnar collateral ligament
An MRI showed a significant sprain to the ulnar collateral ligament
, and team physician Michael Bernot recommended a second opinion from a specialist to determine the best course of treatment, the Hawks said.
When Gagne's 2005 season ended prematurely due to elbow surgery last June, there was speculation that extended outing, and several two-inning appearances that season, might have been a factor in his sprained ulnar collateral ligament
Huff played a with bulky knee brace most of last season after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament
in a late December tournament game at College of the Canyons.
Gagne, who as recently as two seasons ago was considered the top closer in the majors, is coming off season-ending surgery last June 24 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament
in his right elbow.
He already had surgery to repair a torn medial collateral ligament
in his right knee Jan.
Chai didn't compete in spring practice because he had surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament
in his right knee.