MRI of the Wrist

Marcos Loreto Sampaio, MD; Nicholas M. Kolanko, MD


Appl Radiol. 2014;43(10) 

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Magnetic resonance imaging represents a relevant way to diagnostically assess the wrist with high-resolution, multiplanar imaging without employing ionizing radiation. It influences clinical and surgical diagnosis and management of wrist pathologies.[1] This article will discuss typical indications for advanced imaging of the wrist, including post-traumatic lesions, avascular necrosis, chondral injuries and arthritis, tendon pathologies and internal derangements of ligaments and the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC).