Volar tilt

Last revised by Dr Andrew Dixon on 21 Aug 2020

Volar tilt is a measurement made on the lateral projection of the wrist as an angle of the distal radial surface with respect to a line perpendicular to the shaft. A normal range is considered at around 10-25° 1. An angle >25° can lead to dorsal intercalated segment instability 2.  An angle of zero or less is indicative of dorsal angulation.

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  • Figure 1: volar tilt
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