Table top relocation test--New clinical test for posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;15(4):500-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2005.11.014.


We describe a new clinical test for assessment of posterolateral rotatory instability. This has been assessed in 8 patients who have been diagnosed with posterolateral rotatory instability. Six of these have undergone surgical reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament, and the clinical test has subsequently been negative with resolution of their symptoms.

MeSH terms

  • Elbow Joint*
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / diagnosis*
  • Physical Examination / methods