Trauma X-ray - Upper limb
This tutorial has highlighted many of the important bone and joint injuries commonly encountered in the upper limb.
The general principles of viewing musculoskeletal X-rays must be adhered to and the X-ray must be considered in the light of clinical findings.
Tutorial key points
- Many injuries to the upper limb visible on X-ray have characteristic appearances according to the region injured and mechanism of injury
- All images available should be viewed with reference to clinical findings