How is the cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain typically diagnosed?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The majority of the diagnoses involving ulnar wrist pain may be established with a detailed history-taking, thorough physical examination, and standard radiography. When a diagnosis cannot be established with the standard methods, more advanced diagnostic modalities should be considered. Selection of appropriate treatment modalities easily follows the establishment of a correct diagnosis.

For patient education resources, see Wrist Injury.


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