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Lister's tubercle

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Lister's tubercle

Lister's tubercle
Left hand. Lister's tubercle shown.
Axial T1-weighted MRI slice through the wrist at the level of Lister's tubercle.
Latin tuberculum dorsale
Anatomical terminology

Lister's tubercle or dorsal tubercle of radius is a bony prominence located at the distal end of the radius, palpable on the dorsum of the wrist.


Lister's tubercle serves as a pulley for the tendon of extensor pollicis longus, which wraps around the medial side and takes a 45 degree turn.[1]


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