You are here:

Orthopedics/Positive Ulnar Variation


drcsmcl wrote at 2011-10-10 18:13:13
You should know about the milimeters of swing or movement of the ulnar bone in its articulation with the radius bone at the wrist.  There are articles in the orthopedic literature citing normal swing after studying many wrists in normal persons.  Just because there is a positive ulnar variance that does not mean surgical correction is indicated.  Your doctor should know about these variances.

Samantha wrote at 2013-04-08 04:53:07
I am a 17 year old female athlete and have the same problem. How my doctor discovered this was because I had severe wrist pain. I had torn my TFCC ( triangular fibrocartilage complex) it's in your wrist pinky side. I have gotta my tear fixed as well as the surgery to shorten my ulnar bone. He would not fix my TFCC unless I did the ulna surgery as well. It had been 11 months and I am back to my usual athletic abilities.


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Adam Rufa


I am a Physical Therapist Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I can answer any question regarding non-surgical care of orthopedic conditions


Physical Therapist

American Physical Therapy Association


Masters in Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

©2016 All rights reserved.