Professor of Clinical Radiology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California San Francisco, Lynne S. Steinbach, MD lays out in detail how the use of MR Imaging is the preferred imaging method to evaluate the tiny structures of the wrist. She shows how MRI identifies pathology of the scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligaments, extrinsic ligaments, and triangular fibrocartilage, as well as providing information preoperatively regarding the extent of masses and their relationship to adjacent tendons and nerves. In addition, she explains when the clinician should be suspicious of normal radiographs, as in cases of possible early carpal bone avascular necrosis (AVN) or bone marrow edema syndrome. Accompanying high resolution images serve to demonstrate some of the more prevalent presentations.
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