Imaging Traumatic Hand and Finger Injuries

Jonathan B Havrda, Elizabeth Paterson
Radiologic Technology 2018, 90 (1): 51-64
The hands and fingers play a vital role in everyday activities, which increases the risk for accidental injury. Imaging these potentially complex injuries is vital to successful diagnosis and treatment. Imaging techniques and best practices vary; multiple modalities might be needed to achieve an accurate diagnosis. This article discusses anatomy and common injuries of the hand and fingers. Methods for successful imaging also are described. A broad understanding of anatomy and imaging techniques enables radiologic technologists to better assist with hand trauma management.

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