Dorsal longitudinal scan (median)
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The patient sits, hand pronated and arm supported. The probe is placed longitudinally over the midline of the wrist. Having identified the extensor tendons the probe is moved distally. The extensor tendon, radius, lunate bone are clearly visualised. The tendon may be followed distally over the capitate and third metacarpal shaft.
Dorsal longitudinal scan (radial)
Watch our healthcare professional video of the dorsal longitudinal wrist scan (radial). Extensor pollicis longus, radial bone and carpal bones are visualised.
Hand and wrist pain
Hand and wrist pain is very common and usually doesn’t have a serious cause. Learn about treatments, exercises and other ways to manage hand and wrist pain.