Lister's tubercle

Last revised by Dr Zemar Vajuhudeen on 25 Oct 2020

Lister's tubercle or the dorsal tubercle of the radius is a bony protuberance on the dorsal surface of the distal radius. It separates the 2nd (ECRB and ECRL)  and 3rd (EPLextensor compartments. It acts as a pulley for the EPL tendon, changing its mechanical direction of action.

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 1: Lister tubercle variant
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