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61 Possible Causes for Abnormal X-Ray of the Wrist, Unable to Make a Fist

  • Wrist Fracture

    Often, your doctor will order an x-ray to confirm the condition, location, and severity of the break.[upmc.com] Other indications of a finger fracture are a shortened finger, a depressed knuckle or if your finger crosses over an adjacent finger when you make a partial fist.[ucsfhealth.org] With these types of fractures, the wrist may bend in an awkward way or look abnormal.[upmc.com]

  • Systemic Scleroderma

    Swelling and sclerosis reduce hand movements, so patients may be unable to make a fist, or to place the palmar surfaces together - the 'prayer sign'.[patient.co.uk]

  • Kienbock's Disease

    X-rays may show no specific abnormality in the early stages and MRI scans may be required.[boneandspine.com] X-rays may show no specific abnormality in the early stages and so MRI scans are essential if early Kienbock's disease is suspected [ 5 ].[patient.info] In time, the mechanics of the wrist become affected, leading to abnormal stress and wear inside the wrist. There are four stages.[medicalnewstoday.com]

    Missing: Unable to Make a Fist
  • Radial Nerve Palsy

    OBJECTIVES: To determine whether time from injury to fixation of diaphyseal humeral fractures and nonunions is associated with the risk of iatrogenic radial nerve palsy. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Two Level 1 trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Between 2001 and 2015, 325 patients who had documented[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Abnormal X-Ray of the Wrist
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

    Abstract Twenty patients with symptoms present for an average of 21.1 months and who in most cases had been treated by several conservative techniques for chronic tennis elbow were diagnosed as having radial tunnel syndrome, as originally described by Roles and Maudsley. Release of the tunnel was followed by[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Abnormal X-Ray of the Wrist
  • Tendinitis

    X-rays do not show tendons but may be ordered to exclude other problems with the bones or joints.[emedicinehealth.com] The fist is then bent at the wrist toward the little finger by the examiner. The test is considered positive, or abnormal, if the maneuver is painful.[emedicinehealth.com]

    Missing: Unable to Make a Fist
  • Ligament Tear

    These x-rays may show gapping or abnormal angulation that only occurs during activities, but not when the wrist is at rest.[sportsmd.com] To perform stress x-rays, the athlete simple makes a tight fist for one x-ray, then bends the wrist forcefully towards the small finger for another x-ray, then bends the wrist[sportsmd.com] The physician may also order an x-ray during which your fingers are gently pulled on.[sportsmd.com]

    Missing: Unable to Make a Fist
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    X-ray tests of the wrist and hand might also be helpful to identify abnormalities of the bones and joints of the wrist.[medicinenet.com]

    Missing: Unable to Make a Fist
  • Tenosynovitis of the Wrist

    The wrist x-ray may not show any abnormality, except chronic cases with sequel.[medcraveonline.com] X-rays do not show tendons but may be ordered to exclude other problems with the bones or joints.[emedicinehealth.com] Ultrasonography showed a synovial cyst in the wrist. Plain X -rays revealed no abnormal findings in bone, joint, and soft tissue.[medcraveonline.com]

    Missing: Unable to Make a Fist
  • Median Neuropathy

    […] to make a fist.[en.wikipedia.org] More specifically, the patient's index and middle finger cannot flex at the MCP joint , while the thumb usually is unable to oppose.[en.wikipedia.org] […] medial or lateral epicondylitis . [9] A lesion to the upper arm area, just proximal to where motor branches of forearm flexors originate, is diagnosed if the patient is unable[en.wikipedia.org]

    Missing: Abnormal X-Ray of the Wrist

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