MRI and Arthroscopic Correlation of the Wrist

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Since its introduction in 1979, the practice of and indications for wrist arthroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologic conditions in the wrist continues to grow. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is another commonly used tool to noninvasively examine the anatomy and pathology of the wrist joint. Here, we review the normal wrist anatomy as seen arthroscopically and through MRI. We then examine the various common pathologic entities and define both the arthroscopic findings and correlated MRI findings in each of these states.

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