US findings in traumatic wrist and hand injuries

Authors: Nuri Karabay

From the Department of Radiology (N.K. e-mail: [email protected]), Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.


Traumatic injuries of the wrist and hand are common. Ultrasonography (US) is a cost-effective, noninvasive, and effective imaging method for diagnosing traumatic lesions affecting the tendons, annular pulleys, ligaments, vessels, and nerves, and for detecting foreign bodies in the wrist and hand. The objective of this article was to review the main US findings of traumatic lesions in the wrist and hand.