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Ulnar collateral ligament sprain or tear?

Patient: The other day(about 3 days ago) i was playing backyard football and injured my thumb. It is swollen by the first knuckle and has decreased range of motion with slight pain during.My question is what is the major difference between tearing your ulnar collateral ligament and just spraining it?Suggested category: Hand Injury

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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