Title

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Finger and Thumb

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2018-08-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Musculoskeletal System | Radiology | Tissues

Abstract

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

10.1053/j.sult.2018.04.001

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30070232

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