Malunion of Hand Fracture Workup

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Palaniappan Lakshmanan, MBBS, MS, AFRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

Most malunited fractures of the hand can be detected with the help of plain radiography. The three common views (ie, anteroposterior, lateral, and oblique) yield adequate information.

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be helpful in the assessment of complex articular injuries or carpal injuries. In cases of carpal bone fractures, radioisotope scanning may be useful.