Dorsal longitudinal scan (radial)
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The patient sits, hand pronated, arm supported. The probe is placed longitudinally on the radial side of the dorsum of the wrist. Extensor pollicis longus, radial bone and carpal bones are visualised. The extensor tendon may be followed to its insertion.
Dorsal longitudinal scan (ulnar)
Watch a video of the dorsal longitudinal wrist scan (ulnar). Extensor carpi ulnaris, ulnar bone, triangular fibrocartilage and triquetral bone 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.