Musculoskeletal Tests, Hand and Wrist

The tests in this entry are used to diagnose common injuries in the hand and wrist. Injuries of the hand and wrist are some of the most common conditions observed by sports medicine physicians. The wrist and hand are particularly complex joints since the joints themselves are small and perform extremely fine, complicated movements. The most common problems of the hand and wrist include carpal instability, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears, de Quervain tenosynovitis, ulnar collateral ligament injury of the thumb (gamekeeper's thumb), ...

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