Soft Tissue Injuries of the Finger and Thumb
Department of Radiology
Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Musculoskeletal System | Radiology | Tissues
Soft tissue digital injury of the hand is a common presenting complaint in the emergency setting. Although initial work-up requires physical examination and radiographs, many of these entities may be radiographically occult and solely appreciated on ultrasound (US) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If undiagnosed, these conditions may lead to sequela of untreated disease including early osteoarthritis, pain, permanent deformity, and immobility. Soft tissue finger injuries that may not be readily apparent without the use of MRI or US are discussed. The key imaging features of radiolucent foreign bodies in addition to tendon, collateral ligament, sagittal band, and pulley injuries on MRI and US are discussed.
DOI of Published Version
Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Aug;39(4):397-410. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2018.04.001. Epub 2018 Apr 16. Link to article on publisher's site
Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR
Giese, Juliann and Cerniglia, Christopher, "Soft Tissue Injuries of the Finger and Thumb" (2018). Radiology Publications and Presentations. 419.