Ulnar Deviation




Ulnar Deviation: Synonymous with wrist adduction. Also sometime called ulnar flexion. Wrist motion that occurs through the frontal (coronal) plane at a right angle to the palm. The opposite of this movement is radial deviation or wrist abduction. Together the movements are similar to waving or using a hammer. There is more movement in ulnar deviation than in radial deviation. See image below.

ulnar deviation (wrist adduction) and radial deviation (wrist abduction)

Radial and Ulnar Deviation

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