Hand and Fingers

  • Matthew C. BayesEmail author


This chapter focuses on the musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation of main structures of the fingers and thumb. Ultrasound allows evaluation of the soft tissues of the hand and fingers that was not possible in the past. The chapter will discuss the anatomy of the fingers along with common clinical problems that may present to an outpatient clinic.


Flexor Tendon Extensor Tendon Distal Phalanx Ulnar Collateral Ligament Flexor Digitorum Profundus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Crane Clinic for Sports MedicineChesterfieldUSA

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