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MRI Hand and Wrist anatomy link

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A nice PDF link to an old radiographics article diagraming MRI hand and wrist anatomy in a concise fashion: http://radiographics.rsna.org/content/8/6/1171.full.pdf

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Written by lmwong

April 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Posted in hand, mri, msk, wrist

Acroosteolysis

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  • Scleroderma
  • Thermal Injury – frost bite, burn, epiphysis most sensitive in child
  • Hadju-Cheney – look for wormian bones
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Snake Bite

Written by lmwong

January 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Posted in bone, differential, hand, msk

Gamekeeper’s thumb

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  • avulsion on the ulnar aspect of the first MCP
  • torn ulnar collateral ligament
  • requires ortho consult, internal fixation

Written by lmwong

June 19, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Posted in bone, fracture, hand, msk

Mallet finger fracture

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  • baseball finger
  • avulsion at base of distal phalynx

Written by lmwong

June 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Posted in bone, fracture, hand, msk

Bennett’s Fracture

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  • intra-articular, dislocation fracture¬†at base of the first metacarpal/thumb, into CMC joint
  • unstable; requires internal fixation, rec ortho consult
  • fragment is being pulled by APL
  • Rolando’s fracture = comminuted Bennett’s Fracture

Written by lmwong

June 19, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Posted in bone, fracture, hand, msk

Hand Plain Film Dictation

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Indication: [x]
Technique: 3 views of the [x] hand (PA, lateral, and oblique views).
Comparison: [x]
Findings: No fracture or dislocation is identified. No significant soft tissue swelling is seen.
Impression: No osseous or articular abnormalities of the [x] hand.

Written by lmwong

April 7, 2008 at 4:18 am