How is the physical exam of the triquetrum performed in the evaluation of ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The triquetrum is located distal to the ulnar head prominence and TFCC. Flexion and radial deviation of the wrist assist with palpation of the triquetrum. With the wrist in radial deviation, the triquetrum can be palpated in the sulcus between the ulnar styloid and the hamate. The hamate is palpated proximal to the base of the fifth metacarpal.


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