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How is dorsal wrist impingement diagnosed? I can't seem to find any tests for it.


There are no specific tests for dorsal wrist impingement. It is diagnosed based on the patient's history and how and when the pain started. If someone has dorsal wrist impingement, the pain is not a generalized pain, but a specific pain in a specific spot, usually brought on by certain hand and wrist movements. The diagnosis is also made by ruling out any other wrist problems that could be causing the pain. Mark Henry, MD. Arthroscopic Management of Dorsal Wrist Impingement. In Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2008. Vol. 33A. Pp. 1201-1204.

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