The appropriate evaluation of hand and upper extremity masses is an important aspect of the care of orthopedic patients. Although most of these masses are benign, the orthopedic surgeon must have a high index of suspicion when assessing them because early diagnosis and treatment of aggressive or malignant masses may have a great effect on patient outcomes. This article provides an overview of benign and malignant osseous and soft tissue masses that orthopedic surgeons may encounter and a detailed algorithm for evaluating these masses.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine