A variety of soft tissue lesions are detectable on hand radiographs. Chondrocalcinosis refers to the finding of calcification in hyaline and/or fibrocartilage, and may be caused by several different disorders. Extraskeletal chondroma is a rare tumor that is frequently seen in the soft tissues of the hands and feet. Joint contractures may be caused by disorders such as Dupuytren’s contracture and burns. Also known as calcific pseudogout, metastatic soft tissue calcifications are seen in patients undergoing hemodialysis. As soft tissue edema may be due to a variety of causes, correlation with clinical features is useful. Vascular calcification may be caused by disorders such as diabetes mellitus, atheroma, and vitamin D intoxication.


Vascular Calcification Joint Contracture Soft Tissue Lesion Renal Osteodystrophy Soft Tissue Edema 
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