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On recent xray of wrist, it said recommend correlation and followup imaging What does that mean, more xrayx?

On recent xray of wrist, it said recommend correlation and followup imaging  What does that mean,  more  xrayx?

Correlation: means that the clinician should assess whether the clinical findings match the xray findings. It is kind of unnecessary for a radiologist to remind a clinician to correlate clinically, because that is the job of the clinician, but it is a common "recommendation" in xray reports nonetheless. Follow up imaging could mean more X-rays, or other imaging such as mri. It is unclear which. ...Read more

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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Xray of wrist showed mild proximal scapholunate widening. did I tear my ligament? pain his mild but cant move wrist very well. hurts to move thumb.

Xray of wrist showed mild proximal scapholunate widening. did I tear my ligament? pain his mild but cant move wrist very well. hurts to move thumb.

Explanation : Better to discuss this result with your doctor who knows your clinical presentation. Most likely your pain caused some inflammation and your wrist need rest/splint for few weeks. Advil as well. Discuss this with the Doctor ...Read more

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Hard cast off for 1wk due to neg xray to wrist after 3 wks in cast now in splint. Severe pain remains wrist and thumb area? had 3 falls causing injury

Recheck: if you continue to have pain, see your doctor again for a review. You may need a CT scan or an MRI if nothing shows on XR. All the best. ...Read more

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Painful swollen frozen thumb. Can force but sharp severe pain takes my breath away. Wakes me at night. Pain shoots down wrist. Xray-subluxed. Causes?

Painful swollen frozen thumb. Can force but sharp severe pain takes my breath away. Wakes me at night. Pain shoots down wrist. Xray-subluxed. Causes?

From what you descri: -bed it hard to even guess. You need to see a fellowship trained hand surgeon for a hands on evaluation & images . In your statement you talk about subluxed but don't say anything about what is subluxed. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, my son is 14 and had a wrist xray to measure his bone age. He had broken this wrist 3 yrs ago. The nurse told us his growth plate is clo?

Hello doctor, my son is 14 and had a wrist xray to measure his bone age. He had broken this wrist 3 yrs ago. The nurse told us his growth plate is clo?

Silly nurse: The x-ray for bone age is done on the wrist/hand because there are dozens of growth plates in the digits and features of the wrist bones that are known to help predict bone maturity/growth potential. For the nurse to say a growth center is closed gives us no important information.It is also a break in protocol for him/her to comment on something about which which they seem to know so little ...Read more

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Can you tell the difference between a sprain and a break in the wrist an xray?

Can you tell the difference between a sprain and a break in the wrist an xray?

Yes you can: In x-rays, a break will generally show as an interruption in the cortex of the bone, with displacement or not. A sprain generally indicates an injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, fascia or tendon, which does not show up on x-ray. Occasionally, a severe sprain may be associated with an avulsion fracture where a ligament actually pulls at its attachment to bone and "avulses". ...Read more

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22 years old i was 5"10 and my doctor xray my knees and wrist and said my growth plates were fused now at 25 im 6'1 hows that? im not a late bloomer

22 years old i was 5"10 and my doctor xray  my knees and wrist and said my growth plates were fused now at 25 im 6'1 hows that? im not a late bloomer

Growth plates: Our thigh and leg bones grow from both sides of the bone (close to the hip, both sides of the knee, and close to the ankle. Closure of the growth plates varies and is not at the same time. So... Conceivably the growth plates close to the hip and ankle where still open and hence your height increased ...Read more