Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury


What is Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury?

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury sometime also known as Gamekeeper’s Thumb, is when there is force that pull the thumb away from the hand which causes damage to the thumb’s liganment. Thus making the thumb very unstable, if one of the liganment got pulled away from the thumb and folds backwards, it will not heal in the correct position.

Symptoms of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

  • Pain and swollen
  • Weakness of the thumb when pinching or gasping
  • Bump at the edge of the thumb


Causes of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

A strong force that forces your thumb to pull away from the thumb

Treatment for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

  • Thumb Spica Cast
  • Surgical Treatment


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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