Wrist Instability

  • Milko C. de Jonge
  • G. J. Streekstra
  • S. D. Strackee
  • R. Jonges
  • M. MaasEmail author
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The painful clunking, unstable wrist has been an area of specific interest for clinicians and radiologists for many years. This chapter aims to focus on the unstable wrist, reviewing the clinical problem, exploring current hypotheses, critically evaluating radiological tools in aiding the clinician, and illustrating the integrative views of the authors based on their fundamental research and clinical practice. This chapter cannot provide a complete overview as this is a controversial area with an extremely extensive literature.


Carpal Bone Carpal Instability Posterior Drawer Test Midcarpal Joint Intrinsic Ligament 
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We would like to thank M. Foumani MD and Mrs. M.R.W. Evers-van Bavel for their help in preparing the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milko C. de Jonge
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. J. Streekstra
    • 3
  • S. D. Strackee
    • 4
  • R. Jonges
    • 3
  • M. Maas
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyZuwe Hofpoort ZiekenhuisWoerdenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Engineering and PhysicsAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand SurgeryAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Radiology Room C1-120AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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