Hamate Impingement: A Rare Cause of Ulnar Wrist Pain?

  • Luc De Smet
  • Ilse Degreef


Most causes of ulnar wrist pain are related to the DRUJ and TFCC. However, other structures can be the origin of ulnar pain. Problems in the midcarpal joint, more specifically the interaction between the proximal pole of the hamate and the lunate-triquetrum, are often neglected in the evaluation.


Articular Facet Ulnar Deviation Ulnar Variance Good Pain Relief Proximal Pole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hand Unit, Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLubbeekBelgium

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