Which physical findings suggest tendinitis in ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The FCU is palpated easily at the ulnar volar aspect of the wrist when the patient's digits are abducted and extended. Pain with resisted flexion and ulnar deviation of the wrist as well as increased warmth and swelling are likely to be present in tendinitis.


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