Radius pull test: predictor of longitudinal forearm instability.

  title={Radius pull test: predictor of longitudinal forearm instability.},
  author={Adam M. Smith and Leah R Urbanosky and Jason A Castle and Julia T Rushing and David Simms Ruch},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={84-A 11},
BACKGROUND Longitudinal instability of the forearm (the Essex-Lopresti lesion) following radial head excision may be difficult to detect. This cadaveric study examines a stress test that can be performed in the operating room to identify injury to the ligamentous structures of the forearm. METHODS Twelve cadaveric upper extremities were randomized into two groups and underwent radial head resection. Group 1 underwent sequential transection of the triangular fibrocartilage complex and the… CONTINUE READING