MRI Mastery Series: Wrist

It might have six compartments, but sure seems like a lot more. And there may be only (!) 16 bones in the wrist, but some of those 27 hand bones could figure into your report equation before you even get to the connective and soft tissues.
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It might have six compartments, but sure seems like a lot more. And there may be only (!) 16 bones in the wrist, but some of those 27 hand bones could figure into your report equation before you even get to the connective and soft tissues. It’s the scan you might need to flip to efficiently read, but that’s not to say it’ll be easy. The other tricky “small parts” are not as daunting as the wrist, even for readers with many years’ experience. (Sure hope that patient isn’t moving.) Carpal tunnel syndrome only scratches the surface of pathology here (Stener, deQuervain, a spaghetti bowl of ligaments and tendons) – and then there are the additional layers of classifications (Palmer et al) and everyone’s favorite, postsurgical evaluation for healing and therapy. Trauma to this joint happens at all ages – the wrist clinicians in your area may be among the busiest surgeons and MRI users, and you can be that go-to reader for them.

Our Wrist MRI Mastery series includes an expanded anatomy section by sequence (useful for quick consults as well as thorough refresher) and a “spotlight” on the triangular fibrocartilage, in addition to a hefty smorgasbord of case reviews. We feature search patterns to help identify those nerves, tendons and vessels (often so tiny on axials), build a bridge over Guyon’s canal and discuss those pesky intrinsic vs extrinsic ligaments. Then it’s a quick scroll down to our cross-training resources for the wrist – the Advanced Orthopedic and Joint MRI series, even more Case Reviews of both hand and wrist, and the Professional series. Whether it’s a deep dive you’re looking for or just a helping “hand” with a current challenging case, we’ve got you covered!

Wrist MRI Anatomy & Diganosis Covered in this Course

  • Accessory muscles
  • Acute and chronic physeal injury
  • Bony anatomy
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Dorsal intercalated segment instability (DISI)
  • Extensor tendons
  • Extrinsic and intrinsic ligaments
  • Fibroma of the tendon sheath
  • Fracture of ulnar styloid process
  • Guyon’s canal
  • Hyaline cartilage
  • Impingement
  • Inflammatory arthropathy
  • Instability
  • Kienböck’s disease
  • Nerves and vessels
  • Radioulnar joint
  • Scaphoid avascular necrosis (AVN)
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC)
  • Scapholunate tears
  • Scaphonecrosis
  • Traumatic rupture of the extensor pollicis longus
  • Triangular fibrocartilage
  • Ulnar abutment syndrome
  • Ulnotriquetral impaction
  • Volar intercalated segment instability (VISI)
  • And much more…