Duke Orthopaedics
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Scaphoid Shift Maneuver

- Discussion:
      - scaphoid shift maneuver is performed by placing the examiner's thumb over palmar aspect of the distal pole of the scaphoid;
      - constant pressure is maintained with the examining thumb as the wrist is moved from a position of extension, ulnar deviation to flexion, radial deviation, and back again;
      - Dorsal Wrist Pain or a clunk may indicate SLD

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

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