Which physical findings suggest midcarpal joint instability in patients with ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The midcarpal joint line lies between the hamate and triquetrum on the ulnar side of the wrist. Observe for a painful clunk with radial and ulnar deviation, which is characteristic of midcarpal instability. Provocative tests for this disorder are described below (see Provocative Maneuvers).


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