Ulnar impingement with negative ulnar variance

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx


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Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Negative ulnar variance and degenerative changes at the distal radioulnar joint, suggestive of ulnar impingement on the radius.

Case Discussion

Ulnar variance is associated with certain pathology. 

In the case of negative ulnar variance watch out for ulnar impingement on the radius.

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Case information

rID: 48358
Published: 2nd Oct 2016
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2016
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