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Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Sep;57(5):957-976. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2019.05.001.

Overuse Injuries of the Wrist.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, Hospital de la Ribera, Paseo Ciudadela 13, 15D, Valencia 46003, Spain. Electronic address: evallopis@gmail.com.
2
Cedimed, Cll.7 N° 39-290 Piso 3, Medellin 050021, Colombia.
3
Elite Sports Imaging, SL, Calle Grecia 1, 28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain.
4
Department of Radiology, Diagnostico Médico Cantabria, Calle Castilla, 6, Santander 39002, Spain.

Abstract

Overuse is defined as repetitive microtrauma that overwhelms the tissues' ability to adapt. Microtrauma represents damage at molecular level and can be produced by either a tension or shear load. The wrist and hand are vulnerable to upper extremity overuse injuries related to work or sports activities that require repetitive movements, often coupled with weight bearing. These injuries create challenges for orthopedic surgeons and radiologists because of the demands on athletes and employees. A thorough understanding of the mechanism of injury, activities, and magnetic resonance imaging findings is necessary for accurate diagnosis, providing key information to perform adequate therapeutic planning.

KEYWORDS:

Impaction; Impingement; Intersection; Overuse; Tenosynovitis

PMID:
31351544
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2019.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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