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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


  • 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
  • Great detailed information. - 11/03/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • 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
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • Awesome as always! - 10/11/16
  • Great center with friendly staff and very competent physician. I would definitely recommend to others. - 10/20/16
  • Very pleased with everyone and the procedures I have had done with Dr. Henry and his staff. - 12/28/16
  • Amazing Doctor and staff. - 11/16/16
  • 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
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Everyone here has been awesome. We appreciate everything you all have done. thank you! - 12/05/16
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Mark is great and so is Luis (I would give Luis a raise!!) - 09/27/16
  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
  • Staff exceptional and Dr. Henry is as well. - 11/15/16
  • thank you - 02/09/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • I am feeling so much better! My hands do not fall asleep and I do not drop things anymore. Yah! Thank you so much! - 09/16/16
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  • 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
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • 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 has the best verbal skills I have witness on a physician; and, I have been a physician myself for decades! - 12/01/16
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • 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
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
  • 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
  • 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
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • 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
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • Excellent care and service! I would highly recommend Dr Henry and his staff! - 09/14/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Thank you to everyone here with my surgery and healing process! I really felt comfortable with everyone on the staff and feel as though I came to the best place possible for my surgery. THANK YOU!!!! - 09/09/16
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • 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
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • Everyone was great and very helpful. Our family really appreciates the medical attention my son received from his injury. Thank you so much. - 11/01/16
  • Awesome staff.. - 09/26/16
  • 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
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • great - 10/06/16
  • Great friendly staff - 10/28/16
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • Amazing people. Luis, Joel and Teresa, and Dr. Henry... I appreciate all of you. Your staff is outstanding. - 09/14/16
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • 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
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • The Doc is awesome and his staff is on their game, the wait can be a little long but you get that when you are dealing with elite care. - 09/19/16
  • Excellent treatment by the physician and friendly service by the staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. - 09/12/16
  • 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
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • Always a pleasure working with Dr. Henry and his awesome staff! - 10/07/16
  • Thank you for the help. - 11/10/16
  • 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
  • Everyone is always nice - 12/14/16
  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • great job! - 03/20/17










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