GEMC: Radiology: X-rays of the Hand and Wrist: Resident Training

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  • 1. Project: Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative Document Title: Radiology: X-rays of the Hand and Wrist Author(s): Christian Jacobus MD, Maine Medical Center, 2007 License: Unless otherwise noted, this material is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike-3.0 License: We have reviewed this material in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law and have tried to maximize your ability to use, share, and adapt it. These lectures have been modified in the process of making a publicly shareable version. The citation key on the following slide provides information about how you may share and adapt this material. Copyright holders of content included in this material should contact with any questions, corrections, or clarification regarding the use of content. For more information about how to cite these materials visit Any medical information in this material is intended to inform and educate and is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. Please speak to your physician if you have questions about your medical condition. Viewer discretion is advised: Some medical content is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers. 1
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  • 3. Radiology: X-rays of the Hand and Wrist Christian Jacobus, MD April 11, 2007 3
  • 4. Overview Brief review of normal radiographic anatomy n Cases n I give you mechanism, complaint, and X-ray n You give me diagnosis, treatment, and eponym n n Shameless unrelated entertainment 4
  • 5. I Will not Cover Phalanx fractures n Soft tissue injuries (except that can be detected on plain film) n Cross sectional imaging n 5
  • 6. Carpal Bones Source undetermined 6
  • 7. Normal Wrist PA Source undetermined 7
  • 8. Normal Wrist Lateral Source undetermined 8
  • 9. Normal Hand PA Source undetermined 9
  • 10. Normal Hand Lateral Source undetermined 10
  • 11. Case 1 Hyperextension n Tender and swollen thumb n Source undetermined 11
  • 12. Case 1 n Bennett Fracture Fx-Disloc of base of thumb MC n APL tendon n Splint, Hand referral n Will need OR n Source undetermined 12
  • 13. Case 2 FOOSH, wrist pain n Deformity to dorsal wrist n Decreased sensation to volar palm n 13
  • 14. Case 2 Source undetermined Source undetermined 14
  • 15. Case 2 Peri-lunate dislocation n Lunate remains articulated with radius n Distal carpal bones translate dorsally n Emergent Hand consult n 15
  • 16. Case 3 n FOOSH, pain in wrist Source undetermined 16 Source undetermined
  • 17. Case 3 Lunate dislocation n Disruption of all lunate ligaments n Emergent Hand consultation n, 17
  • 18. Case 4 FOOSH n Pain in wrist n 18
  • 19. Case 4 Source undetermined Source undetermined 19
  • 20. Case 4 n Colles fracture Abigor, Wikimedia Commons Sletuffe, Wikimedia Commons 20
  • 21. Case 4 n Colles fracture Distal metaphysis of the radius n Dorsal displacement and shortening n n Silver fork deformity Reduction, splinting n Be alert for elbow and scaphoid injuries n 21
  • 22. Case 5 Skier n Tender and swollen thumb n Source undetermined 22
  • 23. Case 5 n Gamekeepers Thumb/Skiers Thumb/ Breakdancers Thumb Disruption of the UCL of the thumb MCP n Only visible on plain film when avulsion fx is present n Splint, Hand Referral n Will likely need OR n 23
  • 24. Case 5 Source undetermined 3-Point Products, 24
  • 25. Case 6 Punched a wall n Wrist pain n Source undetermined 25
  • 26. Case 6 Die-punch or lunate load fracture n Axial force along hand n Splint, urgent referral n Source undetermined 26
  • 27. Case 7 FOOSH n Pain and tenderness to base of thumb and radial wrist n Source undetermined 27
  • 28. Case 7 Scapho-lunate dissociation n Terry Thomas/David Letterman sign n n Scapho-lunate space >4mm n Splint n Urgent f/u Source undetermined 28
  • 29. Case 7 Source undetermined 29
  • 30. Case 8 Assaulted with bat n Wrist pain n Source undetermined 30