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Posted: May 12 2024

Shuck Test | Lunotriquetral Ballottement Test | Wrist Instability

Plays: 32

Video Description

-- PURPOSE --
Assess for wrist instability

-- PATIENT POSITION --
Sitting with forearm and hand placed on the table

-- TECHNIQUE --
? Place one thumb over the dorsum aspect of the patient's lunate
? Place the thumb of the other hand on the adjacent triquetrum
? Stabilize the lunate while performing a dorsal and palmar glide of the triquetrum

-- POSITIVE TEST --
Increase in laxity compared to the contralateral side and/or reproduction of pain
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* REFERENCES *
Physiotutors. Lunotriquetral Ballottement Test / Shuck Test | Wrist Ligament Instability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU1gIwZF8mE. [Accessed July 19th, 2021]
Ballottement test (shuck test): Lunotriquetral instability. Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics. https://www.wheelessonline.com/joints/ballottement-test-shuck-test-lunotriquetral-instability/. Published July 22, 2020. Accessed July 19, 2021.
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* This is not medical advice *
This content is intended as educational material for healthcare professionals and healthcare students. Patients should seek medical advice from a healthcare professional.



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