How is testing for the ulnar fovea sign in ulnar-sided wrist pain performed?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Testing for the ulnar fovea sign is performed by pressing the examiner's thumb distally into the interval between the ulnar styloid process and the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) tendon, between the volar surface of the ulnar head and the pisiform. [8] The sign is positive when the patient's pain is reproduced.


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