Setup, Surface Anatomy, and Portals

  • David J. Slutsky


Ulnar-sided wrist pain has been the proverbial black box of the wrist. The role of wrist arthroscopy has steadily grown from a mostly diagnostic tool to a valuable adjunctive procedure in the treatment of an expanding list of ulnar-sided wrist disorders. A thorough wrist examination is integral to any arthroscopic assessment; however, although wrist arthroscopy can identify an anatomic abnormality, it cannot be used to differentiate between an asymptomatic degenerative condition vs. a pathologic lesion which is the pain generator.


Flexor Carpus Radialis Ulnar Styloid Extensor Carpus Ulnaris Ulnar Head Flexor Carpus Radialis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hand and Wrist InstituteTorranceUSA
  2. 2.Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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