Current status of ultrasonography of the finger

Seun Ah Lee, Baek Hyun Kim, Seon Jeong Kim, Ji Na Kim, Sun Young Park, Kyunghee Choi

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    Abstract

    The recent development of advanced high-resolution transducers has enabled the fast, easy, and dynamic ultrasonographic evaluation of small, superficial structures such as the finger. In order to best exploit these advances, it is important to understand the normal anatomy and the basic pathologies of the finger, as exemplified by the following conditions involving the dorsal, volar, and lateral sections of the finger: sagittal band injuries, mallet finger, and Boutonnière deformity (dorsal aspect); flexor tendon tears, trigger finger, and volar plate injuries (volar aspect); gamekeeper’s thumb (Stener lesions) and other collateral ligament tears (lateral aspect); and other lesions. This review provides a basis for understanding the ultrasonography of the finger and will therefore be useful for radiologists.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-123
    Number of pages14
    JournalUltrasonography
    Volume35
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Anatomy
    • Fingers
    • Ultrasonography
    • Upper extremity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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