Lister's tubercle

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


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]


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