The Hand & Wrist Center helps our patients diagnose and treat Ulnar Collateral Ligament injuries.

Injuries to the thumb joint’s Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) occur when the thumb is pushed outward, often from an accident or fall. This injury is also known as “Skier’s thumb”. At The Hand & Wrist Center, we take time to diagnose if there is noted to be significant instability associated with a complete ligament tear or partial tear. We then determine if the ligament will be able to heal adequately with a sting or if surgical repair is then warranted, which is more commonly the outcome of the diagnosis. Less common are partial tears of the UCL, which can be adequately treated by immobilization. For untreated or chronic injuries of the UCL, reconstruction of this ligament or surgical fusion may be the best course of treatment.

The Hand & Wrist Center is able to provide a customized and premier diagnostic and treatment experience for Ulnar Collateral Ligament injuries. Contact our center today for an appointment.