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THUMB LIGAMENTS


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Thumb Ligament RepairThe ligaments that stabilize the thumb where it meets the hand can be torn either partially or completely. The ligament on the inside of this group is critical for all pinch and grasp functions. If it heals loose or fails to heal, the function of that hand can become terribly incapacitated.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients usually can name the specific event that caused the injury, noting pain, swelling, stiffness and sometimes deformity immediately after. Failure to pinch or grasp without the thumb giving way may be obvious to the patient.

EXAMINATION

Visible swelling, loss of motion, and tenderness are usually present. The key to the examination is specific testing of the ligament's function under stress.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: Plain x-rays are taken to prove that there are no associated fractures.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL REPAIR SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION
CONSISTS OF Splint immobilization Tacking the ligament back to its original location Rebuilding the ligament using a graft
FEATURES 4-6 weeks of protection of the thumb only Outpatient surgery, temporary pin across joint x 4 weeks Slender tendon strip used to reconnect the attachments made by the previous ligament
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Solid healing with original ligament Effective up to any time point after injury
DISADVANTAGES Not effective when ligament displace


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  • This was only a consult, but I felt that I was leaving with enough information and a plan on the next step needing to be taken. - 09/26/16
  • Dr. Henry and each and every one of the staff we met exhibited a spirit of excellence in every area. From the first visit we were comfortable and confident that we would be well taken care of. - 09/28/16
  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
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  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
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  • Luis was very kind and helpful with all of my questions and concerns. He also assisted me with obtaining supplies for my brace and hand until I can get to therapy. - 10/21/16
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  • I was impressed at how fast I was able to get an appointment. The staff was very helpful and the doctor was amazing! - 12/08/16
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
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  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
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  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
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  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr. Henry. Would highly recommend Dr. Henry to my family and friends in the future. Love this place!!! - 09/07/16
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • I will definitely recommend your practice to my friends and family. Thank you very much for seeing me and for the very detailed explanation! - 10/14/16
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  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
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  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
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  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
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  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
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  • The staff was great. David was very helpful with my surgery scheduling and questions. Luis was fabulous when I needed help with changing my dressing. Joel was nice helping me with the undoing of the dressing. Great group to be a patient of. - 12/13/16
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  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
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  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
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  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
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  • At every interaction with your office: consultation with Dr. Henry, day of surgery, need for prescription refills, all follow-up visits, I felt comfortable, welcome, and well informed. On the day of my last visit, I am very optimistic about the function of my left hand. Thank you. - 09/07/16
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
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  • I have never doubted I was in the best possible hands here. I cannot correctly express my gratitude. Thank you all very, very much for everything you've done for me. - 11/09/16
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  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
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