Imaging plays a key role in the evaluation and treatment planning of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. Depending on the suspected injury, a combination of conventional radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance arthrography, and/or ultrasound may be indicated. This article reviews the strengths and limitations of these imaging modalities and how they can be utilized in commonly encountered clinical questions.
Keywords: CT; Imaging; MRI; Radiograph; Ultrasound.
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