Hand & Wrist Exam
Hand & Wrist Exam
 

Soft Tissue Landmarks

 
 
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Soft Tissue Landmarks of the Wrist

  • Flexor retinaculum - arches anteriorly over the carpals, covering the carpal tunnel.
  • Ulnar canal (Guyon's canal) - medial & volar aspect of the hand, superficial to the flexor retinaculum
  • Snuffbox - on the radial aspect of the dorsum of the hand, at the base of the thumb. Contains the scaphoid and trapezium. Snuffbox tenderness is characteristic of scaphoid fracture.
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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