About Wayne Weil

Wayne Weil, MD Dr. Weil is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is well known in the community for his expertise in hand surgery. He sees patients with a wide variety of hand ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, dupuytren’s syndrome, thumb arthritis, wrist fractures, and more.

Skier’s Thumb a.k.a. Ulnar Collateral Ligaments to the Thumb

Dr. Wayne Weil: Hi, my name is Dr. Wayne Weil. I’m one of the surgeons here at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle. My specialty is hand and elbow surgery, I did my medical school training at the New York University, School of Medicine in New York City. I did my orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. And then, I moved out here to Seattle for my hand surgery fellowship at the University of Washington and Harborview hospital.

Today, I’d like to talk to you about Ulnar Collateral Ligaments to the thumb, commonly known as a Gamekeeper’s Thumb or Skier’s Thumb. The weather here in Seattle is changing, we’re transitioning from fall and into winter, there is some early snow in the mountains and I’m sure in another month or two, we will all be out in the mountains skiing in the great Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, some of us will have some falls and some of us will end up with a Skier’s Thumb.

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