Thumb Reconstruction Workup

Updated: Feb 23, 2016
  • Author: Reuben A Bueno, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
  • Print
Workup

Imaging Studies

See the list below:

  • In cases of traumatic injury to the thumb, radiographs should be obtained to determine the presence of fracture and to assess the quality of the IP, MCP, and CMC joints.
  • In evaluating a child with a congenital malformation of the thumb, radiographs should be obtained to determine the presence or absence of the bones of the thumb, the position of the bones, the quality of the joints, and the presence of any other bony abnormalities.