Xrays of the Wrist are presented here in two views.
Wrist X-rays are used to identify, diagnose, and treat many types of medical conditions. It is a key element and often times the first to be done in the diagnosis process.
A wrist X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of a patient's foot, ankle or even leg.
One of the most common uses of a wrist X-ray is to check for broken bones after an accident, but they are also used under many other circumstances.
Wrist X-rays are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order an X-ray to check for certain cancers in different parts of the foot by detecting abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.
A wrist X-ray is used to view the area of the body where a patient is experiencing pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the body. The X-ray can help a physician find a cause for the problems occurring.
Wrist X-rays can be used to diagnose a disease, monitor the progression of the disease, determine a treatment plan, and see the effect of a treatment plan.
Physicians use wrist X-rays to locate foreign objects within the body and to guide them in setting broken bones.
X-rays of the wrisst are used to determine the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling or a deformity of the hand or of specific fingesr, thumbs, or wrist.
A wrist X-ray can detect infection, cysts, or tumors in the hand or wrist.
A wrist X-ray can detect broken bones, assist a physician in setting the broken bone, and can monitor the treatment process to determine whether the bone is properly aligned and the break is healing properly.
Wrist X-rays are used in pre-surgical planning and are used post-surgery to assess the results of the surgery.
ABOVE: X-ray of wrist, hand and arm after surgery.
credit: Noah D. Weiss MD, Weiss Orthopaedics
ABOVE: This animation is actually a series of x-rays that have been put together to form a simulated motion. Doctors and Radiologists do not view x-rays in this manner. You should not expect to view your x-rays like this.
ABOVE: X-ray of hand.
ABOVE: X-ray of infant hand with Polydactyly.
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