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Wrist Arthrography 

Wrist Arthrography
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Wrist Arthrography
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Matthew DelGiudice

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190938178.003.0100
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date: 28 January 2022

Chapter 100 describes the indications, the technique, and the imaging findings of wrist arthrography. Wrist arthrography is selectively performed in routine clinical practice for MR arthrography (MRA), typically in younger patients. The main indications include evaluation of the intrinsic interosseous wrist ligaments (scapholunate and lunotriquetral) and triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries. Contrast should easily inject and disperse throughout the radiocarpal joint space. Complications from contrast injection are rare and include infection and bleeding. Full-thickness tearing of any of the 3 components of the scapholunate and/or lunotriquetral ligament allows abnormal communication with the midcarpal joint. Central tearing of the triangular fibrocartilage disc allows abnormal communication with the distal radioulnar joint.

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