Wrist pain often proves to be a challenging presenting complaint. Determining the cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain is difficult, largely because of the complexity of the anatomic and biomechanical properties of the ulnar wrist.1, 2
The objectives of this article are to provide an overview of the most common problems that are encountered in the diagnosis of ulnar-sided wrist pain and to review the anatomy, diagnostic modalities, clinical presentation, and various treatments available.
Synonyms and related keywords: triangular fibrocartilage complex injury, TFCC injury, distal radial ulnar joint arthritis, distal radioulnar joint arthritis, DRUJ arthritis, lunotriquetral instability, LT instability, triquetral fractures, carpal instability, palmar midcarpal instability, PMCI, Kienbock disease, KienbĂ¶ck disease, KienbĂ¶ck's disease, extensor carpi ulnaris tendon subluxation, ECU subluxation, extensor carpi ulnaris stenosing synovitis, ECU stenosing synovitis, ulnar styloid fractures, ulnar impaction syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, ulnar artery thrombosis, hamate fractures, hook fractures
Lichtman, Wroten & Joshi 2008