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Ulnar-Sided Wrist PainDiagnosis and Treatment
Alexander Y. Shin, MD1; Mark A. Deitch, MD2; Kavi Sachar, MD3; Martin I. Boyer, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)4
1 Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905
2 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
3 University of Colorado School of Medicine and Hand Surgery Associates, 2535 South Downing Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80210
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University, Suite 11300, West Pavilion, One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Jul 01;86(7):1560-1574
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Ulnar-sided wrist pain has often been equated with low back pain because of its insidious onset, vague and chronic nature, intermittent symptoms, and frustration that it induces in patients. Chronic ulnar-sided wrist pain may be accompanied by a history of Workers' Compensation claims and unrelenting and irresolvable pain, and it may occur in patients with difficult personalities. Despite these issues, many patients with ulnar-sided wrist pain do have pathologic lesions that may be amenable to surgical treatment.
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