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 years
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 of the lunate bone and TFCC degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 46601
Published: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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