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Fovea Sign

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Other Names

  • Ulna Fovea Test
  • Fovea sign

Purpose

Demonstration of the Fovea Sign.[1]
  • Evaluate the TFCC as a cause of wrist pain

Description

  • Patient is seated or standing
  • Examiner places thumb over ulnar fovea, the spot between ulnar styloid process and volar surface of ulnar head
  • Positive test:
    • Reproduction of their pain
  • Compare to unaffected limb

Pathology


Evidence

TFCC Lesion

  • Tay et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 95.2%
    • Specificity: 86.5%

See Also


References

  1. Schmauss, D., et al. "Clinical tests and magnetic resonance imaging have limited diagnostic value for triangular fibrocartilaginous complex lesions." Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery 136 (2016): 873-880.
  2. Tay, S. C., Tomita, K., & Berger, R. A. (2007). The “Ulnar Fovea Sign” for Defining Ulnar Wrist Pain: An Analysis of Sensitivity and Specificity.
Created by:
John Kiel on 3 October 2019 15:00:40
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