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Wrist

  • Joseph J. AlbanoEmail author
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Abstract

The musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation of the wrist can be a daunting task, because there are a large number of anatomical structures in a small area. This chapter reviews the main structures on the volar (palmar) aspect of the wrist that are amenable to ultrasound evaluation, the six dorsal compartments of the wrist, and common clinical problems encountered.

Keywords

Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Extensor Carpus Ulnaris Extensor Carpus Radialis Brevis 
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    Klauser AS, Halpern EJ, De Zordo T, Feuchtner GM, Arora R, Gruber J, et al. Carpal tunnel syndrome assessment with US: value of additional cross-sectional area measurements of the median nerve in patients versus healthy volunteers. Radiology. 2009;250(1):171–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Regenerative MedicineComprehensive Orthopedics and Sports MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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