Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 133, Issue 10, pp 1459–1461 | Cite as

Bilateral test for potential subluxation of the DRUJ

  • P. HahnEmail author
  • M. B. Wolf
  • F. Unglaub


Untreated distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability can lead to arthritis of the DRUJ. To date, however, the clinical determination of DRUJ instability still represents a challenge. We developed a new clinical test to determine its stability. This works by directly observing the ulnar head’s dynamic behavior during active pro-supination or testing the DRUJ’s static stability at different grades of rotation. With the test results, the examiner gains a better understanding of the ulna head’s behavior during rotational movements and how that compares to that of the uninjured side.


DRUJ instability Clinical test Wrist DRUJ 


Conflict of interest

All named authors hereby declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hand SurgeryVulpius KlinikBad RappenauGermany
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyGerman Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

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