Imaging key wrist ligaments: What the surgeon needs the radiologist to know

Cyrus Bateni, Roger J. Bartolotta, Michael L. Richardson, Hyojeong Mulcahy, Christopher H. Allan

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Although much attention is paid to the scapholunate ligament, lunotriquetral ligament, and the triangular fibrocartilage complex, additional intrinsic and extrinsic ligaments in the wrist play an important part in carpal stability. With improved MRI techniques, the radiologist can increasingly visualize these ligaments. CONCLUSION. The anatomy, MRI appearance, and clinical significance of the scapholunate ligament, lunotriquetral ligament, triangular fibrocartilage complex, carpal metacarpal ligaments, and volar and dorsal extrinsic ligaments are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1095
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume200
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Dorsal extrinsic wrist ligaments
  • Intrinsic wrist ligaments
  • MRI
  • Volar extrinsic wrist ligaments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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