Ultrasound Imaging and Guidance in Common Wrist/Hand Pathologies


Mezian K., Ricci V., Jacisko J., Sobotova K., Angerova Y., Nanka O., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.100, no.6, pp.599-609, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/phm.0000000000001683
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-609
  • Keywords: Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, de Quervain, Rhizarthrosis, Ultrasonography, Steroid, Injection, CARPAL-TUNNEL-SYNDROME, TRIGGER FINGER, MEDIAN NERVE, CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION, QUERVAINS-DISEASE, EFFICACY, HAND, OSTEOARTHRITIS, ANATOMY, TENOSYNOVITIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Wrist/hand pain is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition with a great spectrum of etiologies (varying from overuse injuries to soft tissue tumors). Although most of the anatomical structures are quite superficial and easily evaluated during physical examination, for several reasons, the use of ultrasound imaging and guidance has gained an intriguing and paramount concern in the prompt management of relevant patients. In this aspect, the present review aims to illustrate detailed cadaveric wrist/hand anatomy to shed light into better understanding the corresponding ultrasonographic examinations/interventions in carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, de Quervain tenosynovitis, rhizarthrosis, and the radiocarpal joint arthritis. In addition, evidence from the literature supporting the rationale why ultrasound guidance is henceforth unconditional in musculoskeletal practice is also exemplified.