Linscheid Squeeze Test

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This test is used to detect ligamentous instability of the second and third carpometacarpal joints. [1] It's also known as the Linscheid Compression Test or Squeeze Test. This is a clinical test used to assess the integrity of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and the lunotriquetral (LT) joint in the wrist.It is also used in examination of the Wrist: Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain Due to Ligamentous Injury[2]

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The starting position of the patient for the test is sitting position and then the examiner supports the metacarpal shafts with one hand. With the other hand, the examiner pushes the metacarpal heads dorsally, then palmarly. Pain localized to the second or third carpometacarpal joints makes this maneuver result considered positive.[1]


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Resources[edit | edit source]

  1. Lunotriquetral instability in a climber – case report and review
  2. Instability patterns of the wrist

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Magee DJ, Manske RC. Orthopedic Physical Assessment - E-Book. Saunders; 2021.
  2. Rhee PC, Sauvé PS, Lindau T, Shin AY. Examination of the wrist: Ulnar-sided wrist pain due to ligamentous injury. J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(9):1859–62.
  3. Alfred University and Human Performance. Linscheid's Test. Available from: [last accessed 28/1/2024]