What are the signs and symptoms of lunotriquetral instability?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Most patients present with a history of trauma. Clinically, tenderness is present about the lunotriquetral joint, and range of motion and grip strength are decreased. Patients are often able to reproduce a painful wrist clunk with radioulnar deviation. Provocative maneuvers such as the ballottement test, shuck test, and ulnar snuffbox test may help elucidate the injury.


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