Clinical Examination of the Hand and Wrist in Rheumatology
The sonographic examination of the hand should be preceded by a clinical examination whenever possible. Information gained during clinical examination is of key relevance to the sonographer in deciding the joints/regions/structures which will be scanned by ultrasound. The complete examination of the hand and wrist, which includes a detailed neurological and vascular examination is beyond the scope of this book; this chapter is limited to domains, findings and tests, which the authors deem important from a rheumatological and/or sonographic perspective.
KeywordsHand Wrist Physical examination Clinical examination
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