Ulnar wrist pain care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Treating ulnar wrist pain takes cooperation by specialists in orthopedics, radiology, rheumatology, sports medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Mayo specialists work together to ensure that you receive all the expertise you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

State-of-the-art CT and MRI help Mayo doctors find the source of your pain. If you require surgery on your wrist, minimally invasive techniques may be used, which help speed recovery.

Nationally recognized expertise

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.

Aug. 11, 2017
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