The radiographs of 52 fresh cadaveric wrists were reviewed to assess their reliability in predicting the presence or absence of degenerative changes at the radiocarpal, midcarpal, and carpometacarpal joints. Direct comparison with anatomic dissection showed that except for the radioscaphoid articulation, there were no other sites with significant correlation between the radiographic and anatomic findings. We conclude that plain radiographs are not totally reliable for assessing changes of degenerative joint disease in the wrist.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Hand Surgery|
|State||Published - Jul 1999|