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    The basic principles about the hand X-ray examination.

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    X-hand - Introduction

    An X-hand examination can be used both in cases of suspected acute pathology (in particular fracture) and chronic pathology (including osteoarthritis).
    Some of the key topics are Boxer’s fracture, Rolando fracture and Mallet finger.

    Prior to this module, it is wise to read the Fracture General Principles module.
    Tip: X-Wrist examination is also a nice addition to study.


    • Finger luxation
    • Tuft fracture
    • Boxer’s fracture
    • Bennett / Rolando fracture
    • Skier’s thumb
    • Mallet finger
    • Boutonniere deformity
    • Osteoarthritis
    Boxer’s fracture. Boxer’s fracture.
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    Literature: sources and author


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)

    With special thanks to:
    dhr. S. Challiui  (Advanced Practioner Radiology LUMC)
    dhr. A. Bubberman (Advanced Practioner Radiology LUMC)


    drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)


    • B.J. Manaster et al. The Requisites – Musculoskeletal Imaging. 2007.
    • N. Raby et al. Accident & Emergency Radiology – A Survival Guide. 2005.
    • R.W.Bucholz Rockwood & Green’s Fracturen in Adults. 2006.
    • Prof.dr. J.A.N. Verhaar, dr. J.B.A. van Mourik. Orthopedie. 2008.
    • K.L. Bontrager, J.P. Lampignano. Textbook of Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy. 2014 (8th edition).


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