What provocative testing of the pisotriquetral joint is 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 pisotriquetral grind test is also effective in reproducing arthritic pain. To perform the pisotriquetral grind test, hold the pisiform between the thumb and index finger; then move the pisiform ulnar to radial, with the wrist in various positions of flexion and radioulnar deviation, to reproduce the patient's pain or crepitus.


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