Hand osteoarthritis (ball-catcher view)

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis not applicable



Patient Data

Age: 60-65 years
Gender: Female

Distal interphalangeal joint osteoarthritis of fingers 2-5 bilaterally. No erosions. 

Case Discussion

The ballcatchers view is used for the assessment of erosive arthropathy as it rotates the MCP joints slightly, uncovering any potential juxta-articular erosions.

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