Lister's tubercle

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Lister's tubercle
Axial T1-weighted MRI slice through the wrist at the level of Lister's tubercle.
Details
Latin tuberculum dorsale
Identifiers
TA A02.4.05.017
FMA 23527
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.

Function[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wheeless Online". Retrieved 27 April 2014.