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Clinical Practice  |   April 2000
Use of magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose common wrist disorders
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Imaging / Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
Clinical Practice   |   April 2000
Use of magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose common wrist disorders
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2000, Vol. 100, 228-231. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.228
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2000, Vol. 100, 228-231. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.228
Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging is being used more frequently to diagnose and plan treatment of wrist disorders. This article reviews the common pathologic lesions of the wrist: avascular necrosis, triangular fibrocartilage complex tears, ligamentous tears, ganglion cysts, carpal tunnel syndrome, and osteoarthritis. The typical magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of these lesions is discussed.