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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


  • all excellent care - 07/12/17
  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • every body was excelent - 01/09/18
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • 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
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • outstanding knowledge and gets you into the hospital if needed the same. - 02/09/18
  • Dr. Henry gave me my wrist back!!! Thank you Dr. Henry!!! - 07/10/17
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • 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
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • very good team work, best clinic - 06/21/17
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
  • love the circus de sole dvd. everything was amazing. rehab was the best too. - 02/23/18
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • 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
  • 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
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • Outstanding service and results - 10/30/17
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • The staffs here was GREAT!!!! - 06/21/17
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  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
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  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • 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
  • every thing was really great - 10/19/17
  • Very efficient practice - 10/19/17
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • 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
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • thank you - 10/16/17
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • 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
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • 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
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • an experience beyond expectation - 10/06/17
  • 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
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • 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! - 03/08/17
  • excellent! dr & staff! - 06/14/17
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • 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
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • 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
  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • 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
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17










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