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Kleinmans Shear Test

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Other Names

  • Lunotriquetral Shear Test
  • Lunotriquetral Shear Maneuver
  • Shuck Test
  • Kleinman’s Shear Test


Demonstration of Kleinman's Shear Test[1]


  • The patient is seated
  • The examiner stabilizes the radiolunate joint with the forearm in neutral rotation and with the contralateral hand load the triquetrum in the AP plane
  • Stabilize the lunate between thumb and index finger of one hand and the triquetrum between the thumb and index finger of the other
  • This produces shear across the LT joint
  • Positive test produces pain or a clunk



  • Unknown

See Also


  1. Image courtesy of https://musculoskeletalkey.com/, "hand and wrist"
Created by:
John Kiel on 30 July 2019 15:04:26
Last edited:
16 April 2023 18:32:14