Wrist radiograph

Wrist radiographs are ubiquitous in the emergency departments. They are commonly performed in the pediatric and elderly populations after a fall on an outstretched hand as well as in patients after higher force trauma. Moreover, they may be performed as part of a skeletal survey looking for metabolic disease.

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rID: 28402
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Carpal radiograph
  • Carpus radiograph

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