Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Passive radial deviation

Procedure.

Push the subject’s wrist to the radial side until the end of range is reached .

Common mistakes.
None.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Rallge: about 15°
• Elld-fee/: rather hard
• Limithlg structLlres:
stretching of the ulnar collateral ligament and of the extensor carpi ulnaris.

Common pathological situations:

• Pain at the ulnar side is typical for a lesion of the ulnar collateral ligament or the extensor carpi ulnaris.
• Pain at the radial side may be provoked in de Quervain’s disease as the result of gliding of the tendons of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis in their inflamed sheath.

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