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Wrist series (summary)

Andrew Murphy and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists

A wrist series (or wrist x-ray) may be performed for a multitude of reasons. However, they are most commonly used in the assessment of trauma, by clinical teams within the Emergency Department or Orthopedic service.

Reference article

This is a summary article. For more information, you can read a more in-depth reference article: wrist series.


  • indications
    • suspicion of bony injury
    • assessment radiopaque foreign body
  • procedure
    • AP and lateral views of the wrist
    • includes distal radius and ulna and proximal-mid metacarpals
  • similar series
  • important pathology
Medical student radiology curriculum

Article information

rID: 47412
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Cases and figures

  • Adult AP view
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  • Adult lateral view
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