Lister's tubercle

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 it's mechanical direction of action.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Article information

rID: 43531
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lister tubercle
  • Dorsal tubercle

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  • Case 1: Lister tubercle variant
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