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1

What is the most common mechanism of injury at the wrist?

FOOSH (distal radius)

2

What is the most commonly fractured carpal bone?

Scaphoid

3

What imaging technique is typically performed first at the hand/wrist?

Radiographs (x-ray)

4

What 3 views/projections make up the routine radiologic examination of the hand/wrist?

1. Posterior Anterior (PA)
2. Lateral
3. Oblique

5

What 2 sequences are included in the MRI protocol for the wrist?

1. Anatomy-defining sequences and fluid-sensitive sequences
2. Adds extra coronal sequence and deletes a sagittal sequence

6

What 3 pathologies is MR arthrography used to visualize?

1. TFCC,
2. Scapholunate ligament
3. Lunotriquetral ligament tear

7

What is considered the first line examination at the wrist?

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) performed in conjunction with conventional radiography

8

What 4 clinical symptoms warrant MSUS examinations at the wrist?

1. Pain
2. Swelling
3. Joint instability
4. Presence of mass.