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The symptoms of an ulnar impaction syndrome

This syndrome is characterized by pain on the ulnar side of the wrist and occurs as a result of one forearm bone (the ulna) being too long relative to the other (the radius). The resulting pressure and friction will cause ligament tears and wear and tear on the cartilage (osteoarthritis).
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The symptoms of an ulnar impaction syndrome

This syndrome is characterized by pain on the ulnar side of the wrist and occurs as a result of one forearm bone (the ulna) being too long relative to the other (the radius). The resulting pressure and friction will cause ligament tears and wear and tear on the cartilage (osteoarthritis).
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The symptoms of an ulnar impaction syndrome

This syndrome is characterized by pain on the ulnar side of the wrist and occurs as a result of one forearm bone (the ulna) being too long relative to the other (the radius). The resulting pressure and friction will cause ligament tears and wear and tear on the cartilage (osteoarthritis).

What are the symptoms?

Pain on the ulnar (pinky finger) side of the wrist, especially when the wrist is subjected to a heavy load or to a twisting motion; loss of strength.

What are the most common causes?

The uneven bone lengths can be congenital or a secondary condition caused by a fracture that shortens the radius.

How is it diagnosed?

A clinical exam is important, followed by static and dynamic X-rays of the wrist.
MRI and arthrogram scans can also be useful.

Clinical exam

X-ray

MRI

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