[Diagnostics at the wrist].

@article{Meier2003DiagnosticsAT,
  title={[Diagnostics at the wrist].},
  author={Robin Meier and Ch Krettek and Hermann Krimmer},
  journal={Der Unfallchirurg},
  year={2003},
  volume={106 12},
  pages={999-1009}
}
Injuries of the wrist are difficult to diagnose because of the complex and narrow anatomic structures. Based on precise clinical examination, X-rays, CT, and MRI are valuable additional tools that can be used. If a fracture is suspected a CT scan is preferable. In the case of a suspected soft tissue or ligamentous injury and non-vital fragments or necrosis MRI is suitable. Other diagnostic tools are presently of minor importance for the wrist. Technical innovations allow better visualization… CONTINUE READING

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