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Hand & Wrist Exam

Soft Tissue Landmarks


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.
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