Pulley, Flexor, and Extensor Tendon Injuries of the Hand

Andrea B. Rosskopf, Mihra S. Taljanovic, Luca M. Sconfienza, Salvatore Gitto, Carlo Martinoli, Riccardo Picasso, Andrea Klauser

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Abstract

Tendon injuries represent the second most common injury of the hand (after fractures) and are a common scanning indication in radiology. Pulley injuries are very frequent in rock climbers with the A2 pulley the most commonly affected. Tendon and pulley injuries can be reliably evaluated using ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). US can be postulated as a first-line imaging modality, allowing dynamic examination. MRI is essential for cases with ongoing diagnostic doubt post-US and also for preoperative pulley reconstruction assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-215
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021

Keywords

  • hand
  • injury
  • pulley
  • tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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