Which conditions in the volar zone should be included in the differential diagnosis of ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Conditions that may be noted in the volar zone include the following:

  • Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendinitis
  • Ulnar head subluxation-dislocation
  • TFCC volar tear
  • Pisiform subluxation-fracture
  • Pisotriquetral disease, degenerative
  • Ganglion - Ulnar artery thrombosis, tunnel syndrome, hamate (hook fracture), fifth flexor tendon (synovitis/rupture)
  • Guyon canal

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