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On MRI of wrist, what does "severe disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac" mean? I have mild pain when doing pushups, no other symptoms.

On MRI of wrist, what does "severe disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac" mean?   I have mild pain when doing pushups, no other symptoms.

Wrist: Scapholunate dissociation is caused by scapholunate ligament tear which creates widening of scapholunate space. This is the most common ligament injury of the wrist which if untreated may lead to dorsal intercalated segment instability (disi) and scapholunate advanced collapse (slac). ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Had contrast Mri on wrist yesterday. Pain is so bad. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this is unreal. What could it be from?

Had contrast Mri on wrist yesterday. Pain is so bad. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this is unreal. What could it be from?

Wrist pain: You had a normal MRI, correct? For how long is the pain? If is for more than a month, and does not respond to anti-inflammatory medication most probably you have an inflammatory condition, called "trigger point".The treatment consists in infiltrating the worst area of pain with: 1% lidocaine mixed with 1 ml (40 mg.) DepoMedrol. The worst trigger points should be infiltrated with 0.2 mls, whenever ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get an MRI on my wrist and I'm so scared. I got one on my knee once and I didnt need an iv. will I need one for my wrist?

What to do if I have to get an MRI on my wrist and I'm so scared. I got one on my knee once and I didnt need an iv. will I need one for my wrist?

Relax: The wrist MRI without contrast is not painful. Even with contrast, which is usually an arthrogram for the wrist, it is not very painful. You should google "DrNefcy.com" , and then click on arthrogram advice for details. The vast majority of my patients say that the injection was "no big deal". ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help " some thinning of the central tfcc" as described by an mri? Would the wrist not be as strong as it's weakest link.

How does physical therapy help " some thinning of the central tfcc" as described by an mri? Would the wrist not be as strong as it's weakest link.

Stabilize : Based on the limited info available, pt can strengthen the hand, wrist and forearm muscles, thus "unloading" some of the stress on the cartilaginous and ligamentous structures around the wrist. The tfcc is a cartilage structure at the end of the ulna. Those MRI findings may not necessarily explain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Would you recommend I get an MRI of my wrist if I am experiencing moderate throbbing pain in the carpal area behind my thumb and I am a regular weekend golfer (4-5x per month) just started icing for first time.

Not at first.: Talk to your doc about it. Often physical therapy is tried first and if no improvement, further tests can be done. MRI should wait, unless serious trauma caused the pain and x-rays were negative. This is usually a technique issue or undertraining. Any exercise should be done 3 x a week, or strength does not develop and you never get stronger. ...Read more

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Mri suggested wrist dorsal capsular sprain and 1-2 mm tfcc tear pain with weight, been 2 months hear clicking in wrist if bent too much how to treat?

Mri suggested wrist dorsal capsular sprain and 1-2 mm tfcc tear pain with weight, been 2 months hear clicking in wrist if bent too much how to treat?

Splint: Wrist sprains and strains can take a long time to heal. It is not unusual to have some discomfort for 6-9 months or more. I would suggest an elastic wrist support and avoid painful activities. A ridged wrist splint can be used occasionally. As long as you have some sense that the wrist is getting better, i would continue with conservative treatment. If it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i have smal tears in wrist ligaments that do not show up on an MRI? Sprained wrist 8 mon ago. Hand surgeon said that MRI is normal.

Can i have smal tears in wrist ligaments that do not show up on an MRI?  Sprained wrist 8 mon ago. Hand surgeon said that MRI is normal.

A Twist of the Wrist: Well, normal for YOU.But if you still have pain or discomfort or limitation of motion,then SOMETHING is going on in there.But, the MRI should show almost all of the big stuff--so what you need is some hand therapy by a physical therapist who understands hand problems. Also,did the hand doc suggest a splint or other device to help healing,or any medications or injections?There are other modalities ...Read more

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What to do if I have an MRI scan on the wrist take?

What to do if I have an MRI scan on the wrist take?

MRI: I'm not sure what the question is. Are you asking what you need to do to prepare for an MRI? You don't need to do anything in particular.You will need to inform the technologist of any metal devices or objects in your body that might contraindicate the MRI, such as a pacemaker.You will get a thorough questionnaire about this. If you are getting IV contrast they will need to know about kidney fx ...Read more

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