MR imaging of traumatic and overuse injuries of the wrist and hand in athletes

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2009 Nov;17(4):639-54, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2009.06.007.


Traumatic and overuse injuries of the hand and wrist are common in athletes. Increasingly, MR imaging is being used to complement clinical and radiographic assessment in the diagnosis and management of these injuries. MR imaging is able to image accurately the bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and other small structures of the hand and wrist. This article provides an overview of traumatic and overuse injuries of the hand and wrist in athletes and a review of the MR imaging appearances.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Cartilage / injuries
  • Cartilage / physiopathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology
  • Hand Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Hand Injuries / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Ligaments / injuries
  • Ligaments / physiopathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Osteonecrosis / diagnosis
  • Osteonecrosis / physiopathology
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis
  • Tendon Injuries / physiopathology
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Wrist Injuries / physiopathology