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What could a hand x-ray show?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Many things: Among others, an xray of a hand could show bone deformities, fractures, arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, necrosis, foreign body and even cancer.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Toni Lin answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

And some other things: I agree with dr. Suchecki, and would add that there are lots of things that an x-ray -won't- show, like carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, cysts, and tendon injuries. An x-ray may still be helpful, but could be "normal" in those conditions.

Answered 10/24/2017

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