Positive ulnar variance

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx


Long-standing discomfort of right wrist. Previous history of De Quervain tenosynovitis and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Bilateral positive ulnar variance. Asymptomatic hand for comparison. No signs of ulnar abutment.

Case Discussion

Normal anatomical variation of ulnar length. Possible complications include ulnar abutment on the lunate bone and TFCC degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 46601
Case created: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 10th Jul 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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