Imaging of the Proximal and Distal Radioulnar Joints

Eric C. Ehman, Joel P. Felmlee, Matthew A. Frick

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The proximal and distal radioulnar joints form a unique articular arrangement between the radius and ulna, allowing pivot motion of the forearm and positioning the hand in space. Typically imaged in conjunction with the elbow, radiographs, computed tomography (CT), and MR imaging of the proximal radioulnar joint contribute unique diagnostic information. Because dysfunction of the distal radioulnar joint is often a result of instability, dynamic CT protocols stressing the joint in addition to anatomic imaging with radiographs and MR imaging is valuable. Detailed knowledge of the patient's clinical condition and careful selection of imaging protocols will maximize the benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-425
Number of pages9
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • CT
  • Elbow
  • MR imaging
  • Radiology
  • Radius
  • Ulna
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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