Ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of non inflammatory conditions of the hand and wrist

Florentin Ananu Vreju, Marius Eugen Ciurea, Dragos Popa, Florin Popa, Cristina Dorina Parvanescu, Beatrice Andreea Chisalau, Andreea Lili Barbulescu, Vlad Parvanescu, Anca Rosu, Paulina Lucia Ciurea

Abstract


High resolution ultrasonography has already become an important tool in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthritis of the hand and wrist but lately it has been proven to be the method of choice in the evaluation of traumatic lesions of tendons, annular pulleys, nerves, and ligaments and  at the same time in detecting foreign bodies. The objective of this paper is to review and describe the current knowledge on  these US findings and to highlight the ultrasonography role in the evaluation of non-inflammatory conditions of the hand and wrist.


Keywords


tendon; nerves; ultrasonography; injury; wrist; hand surgery

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu.2013.2066.181.vej

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