Items tagged “wrist”

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Ultrasound of the wrist

Ultrasound is a useful imaging modality for evaluation of the wrist, allowing high-resolution imaging of anatomy while simultaneously allowing dynamic evaluation of the joint, tendons, and ligaments. Approach There are multiple possible approaches to imaging the wrist with ultrasound. The exam...
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Bipartite scaphoid

A bipartite scaphoid is a rare example of a divided carpus. There is controversy whether this condition is congenital (i.e. normal variant) or post-traumatic. Bipartite scaphoids may be unilateral or bilateral. Diagnostic criteria have been proposed 3: no history of traumatic injury normal ap...
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Space of Poirier

The space of Poirier is an area of the palmar wrist capsule, between the radial and ulnar capsular ligaments. It lies in the interval between the capitate and lunate and has poor ligamentous support, hence is associated with perilunate dislocation/instability. 
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Matti-Russe procedure

The Matti-Russe procedure involves operative treatment of a non-unified scaphoid fracture by placing a wedge-shaped bone graft from the iliac crest into the scaphoid fracture site, followed by fixation with Kirschner wires (K-wires) 1.  Alternatively the bone graft can be taken from the distal ...
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Flexor retinaculum

The flexor retinaculum (also known as the transverse carpal ligament) is a rectangular-shaped fibrous band located at the ventral aspect of the wrist. Gross anatomy On the radial side, it attaches to the scaphoid tubercle and the ridge of the trapezium. On the ulnar side, it attaches to the pi...
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Carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel is a fibro-osseous canal that acts as a passageway from the forearm to the anterior hand. It is found in the anterior wrist. Gross anatomy Boundaries superficial border (roof): flexor retinaculum deep border (floor): carpal bones Contents The carpal tunnel contains the fo...
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Radiocarpal joint

The radiocarpal joint is a major synovial joint of the wrist and is an example of a condyloid joint.  Gross anatomy Location The joint occurs proximally between the distal end of the radius and the articular disk of the distal radioulnar joint, and distally by the proximal carpal row (the sca...
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Lunate dislocation

 Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 19 Jan 2015
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Trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture-dislocation

 Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 20 Jan 2015
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Non-united scaphoid fracture with proximal pole avascular necrosis

 Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 20 Jan 2015
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Pisiform

The pisiform (os pisiforme) is a small carpal bone on the medial side of the proximal carpal bones row. It is considered a sesamoid bone within the tendon flexor carpi ulnaris.  Gross anatomy The pisiform sits in an anterior plane to the rest of the carpal bones and articulates with the trique...
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Distal radioulnar joint dislocation

 Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 17 Feb 2015
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Distal radioulnar joint dislocation

Isolated distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) dislocations are rare and are more commonly part of complex forearm fracture-dislocations.  Clinical presentation Wrist pain, swelling and deformity following FOOSH or direct trauma. The patient will be unable to supinate/pronate the forearm 1,2.  Patho...
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Essex-Lopresti fracture-dislocation

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Henry Knipe
Published 29 Mar 2015
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Kienbock disease

 Diagnosis certain
Dr. Abdalla Al-Khashmani
Published 18 May 2015
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Lupus arthropathy in the hands and wrists

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Matt A. Morgan
Published 14 Jun 2015
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Four-corner fusion (intercarpal arthrodesis of the capitate, lunate, triquetrum, and hamate) with autologous bone graft (scaphoid)

 Diagnosis certain
Dr Matt A. Morgan
Published 17 Jun 2015
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Four-corner fusion (wrist)

Four-corner fusion is a partial fusion technique used in some patients with advanced degenerative change in the wrist. Partial fusion reduces pain from the joint while still preserving some motion (as opposed to a total wrist fusion). Indications Advanced arthritis from scapholunate advanced ...
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Pseudo-madelung deformity (post trauma)

The distal radius...
 Diagnosis certain
Dr Matt A. Morgan
Published 19 Jun 2015
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Die-punch fracture

Die-punch fractures result from an axial loading force on the distal radius. It is an intra-articular fracture of the lunate fossa of the distal radius 1. It is by definition depressed or impacted and is named after the machining technique of shearing a shape, depression or hole in a material wi...

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