Intrinsic Plus Hand Workup

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Bradon J Wilhelmi, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

Radiography of the hands should be included as part of the workup for stiff joints. Although radiography is not helpful in diagnosing intrinsic contracture, it may be useful for ruling out other diagnoses or causes of a contracture.

Shear wave elastography has been studied as a means of achieving a quantitative evaluation of the condition of the intrinsic muscles of the hand. [12]