Imaging the wrist and hand
Patients are positioned for wrist and hand radiographs according to standardized protocols, so that normal patterns can be discerned and abnormalities can be more readily identified.
The standard views of the wrist and hand are:
Supplemental views include:
PA with the wrist in ulnar deviation-for closer examination of the scaphoid
anteroposterior view with the hand in 45Â° oblique position (also called the ball catcher view)-useful in early arthritis
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