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J Hand Surg Am. 1993 Mar;18(2):366-8.

The scaphoid shift test.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.

Abstract

The scaphoid test described by Watson has generally been accepted as the definitive test for scaphoid instability and uses pressure against the scaphoid tubercle as the wrist moves from ulnar to radial deviation for the evaluation. This article describes a stress test done with the wrist in neutral position, which actively provokes scaphoid instability. Variations in stability can be used to grade scaphoid laxity.

PMID:
8463609
DOI:
10.1016/0363-5023(93)90377-F
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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