Ultrasound – Wrist Exam

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Transducer: SonoSite L25 (linear)

Structures visualized:

  • Carpal bones and joints
  • Extensor tendons of the thumb (looking for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis) — abductor pollicis longus, extensor pollicis brevis
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris tendon
  • Median nerve (can measure the cross-sectional area for evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Radial artery
  • Ulnar nerve

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