Draw a fracture of the hook of hamate. The hook of hamate is prone to fatigue fracture due to grip pressure from baseball, golf, tennis, etc. Carpal canal tunnel view and this method are suitable for observation.
Is there tenderness, a typical sign of a fracture of the hook of hamate?
Do not force radial deviation.
Remove any obstacles.
Check which side is the affected side.
Raise the wrist joint from the lateral wrist view position and set the angle between the cassette and the forearm at 20°. (No angle ver.)
Flexion to the radial side.
The thumb should be in maximum abduction.
It is advisable to prepare an auxiliary device to ensure reproducible imaging.
CR, distance, field size
CR : Vertical incidence at the hook of hamate.
Distance : 100cm
Field size : Include the skin surface on the left and right sides, and from the proximal metacarpal to the distal radius.
48kV / 4mAs
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The base of the hook of hamate should be projected without overlapping with the pisiform or metacarpal.
→Other bones overlap in the lateral view.