Radial collateral ligament tear - wrist

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Chronic left wrist pain on the radial side.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Abnormal intrasubstance increased fluid signal is present along the course of the radial collateral ligament next to the scaphoid bone related to radial collateral ligament tearing.

Case Discussion

The radial collateral ligament of the wrist originates from the radius styloid process and inserts onto the scaphoid bone. Some of the fibers also insert onto the trapezoid and the transverse carpal ligament.

The radial artery is an anatomical landmark between the radial collateral ligament and first extensor compartment (abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons).

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Case information

rID: 69901
Published: 28th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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