Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Linde Musters

Linde Musters
Reinier de Graaf Hospital,
Delft, Mathenesserdijk 266a1, 3026GN, Rotterdam,

  • Short Communication
    Case Report: SPECT/CT as the New Diagnostic Tool for Specific Wrist Pathology
    Author(s): Linde Musters, Ten Broek M and Kraan GALinde Musters, Ten Broek M and Kraan GA

    Introduction: Single photon emission computed tomography has been introduced as a promising new diagnostic tool in orthopaedic pathology since the early 90'. Computed tomography, the combined with SPECT, gives insight in the specific sight of wrist pathology. Literature already supports introduction of SPECT/CT in wrist pathology, but clinical application is lagging. Case Report: A 40yr old patient reported first in 2004 with persisting pain after a right distal radius fracture. Several diagnostics and operative interventions were performed, all unsuccessful. Because of the persisting pain a SPECT-CT was performed which showed a cyst in the hamate bone, which was successfully enucleated. The patient was finally pain free at recent follow-up. With a QDash-score of 43 and a PRW (H) E-DLV-score of 58/150. Discussion:.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7921.1000246

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