MSK Hand Trauma Radiographs

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Traumatic injuries to the carpals and metacarpals on plain radiographs.

Missed carpal or metacarpal fractures or dislocations can have serious implications for hand function and are may result in medicolegal action.  A structured and systematic approach is key.  CT and MRI are useful if there is high suspicion but plain radiographs are inconclusive.  

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