Mayo Clinic specialists helped identify a common but unrecognized cause of ulnar wrist pain — called an ulnotriquetral split tear. Mayo specialists also developed a simple physical test for initial diagnosis of this injury.
Mayo orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Berger, M.D., Ph.D., discusses his discoveries about ulnar wrist pain.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.
May 23, 2017
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