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In this learning pathway, Andrew Murphy guides you through the radiographic interpretation of hand injuries (see topics).  Audio and video commentary is used to focus your attention as you move through a series of articles, cases and quizzes. The pathway concludes with a set of 40 annotated review cases.

Approx. completion time = 3 hrs
Peer reviewed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Intended audience

This learning pathway is intended for a broad audience including doctors, medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, radiography students and physician assistants. The course will be most useful to those directly involved in the care and assessment of hand injuries in the emergency setting. The first few pages cover the very basics, so if you already feel confident then you may wish to skip forward.

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Pathway Overview
Note: wrist injuries will be covered in a separate course
Audio transcript

Welcome to this learning pathway exploring the radiographic interpretation of the hand. My name is Andrew. I am a managing editor at Radiopaedia and I'll be guiding you through this course. I've created this learning pathway to appeal to a broad audience, from radiology trainees to radiographers. The pathway is split into anatomical sections and explores in detail the common fractures and complications of hand injuries one would encounter in the emergency department. To ensure you are retaining what you've learnt there are review quizzes throughout, with a large multicase review quiz to finish, complete with individually annotated answers. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to approach your hand radiographs with confidence, equipped with a more thorough understanding of both the typical injuries of the hand and the mechanisms that often lead to them. 


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