What is the role of MRI in the workup of ulnar-sided wrist pain?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: David M Lichtman, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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The accuracy of MRI is highly dependent on both the interpretative and the technical abilities of the radiologist and the surgeon. [39, 40] The choice of the correct imaging sequences and technique depends on good communication between these clinicians. When properly performed, MRI provides valuable information in the detection of soft-tissue and osseous lesions, including interosseous and extrinsic ligament tears, TFCC defects, tumors, avascular necrosis, and occult fractures. [41, 38, 42, 34]


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