Brewerton view (X-Ray)

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Indications

  • Evaluate for subtle carpometacarpal fractures, such as collateral ligament avulsion fractures
  • Evaluate arthritic pathology
Brewerton view

Technique[1]

  • Flex metocarpalphalangeal joints of the affected hand to 65 degrees, evert thumb
  • Place dorsal aspect of fingers on image receptor

See Also

References

  1. Sheila Bull, Skeletal Radiography: A Concise Introduction to Projection Radiography. Toolkit Publications, 2005

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