What is real-time fluoroscopic hand and wrist imaging?

Fluoroscopic hand and wrist imaging allows our team members to see the structures and movements of the hand and wrist in real-time. It involves the use of a fluoroscope, a specialized imaging machine that captures continuous images, like an X-ray “movie” of the hand and wrist.

During a real-time fluoroscopic hand and wrist imaging procedure, the patient's hand or wrist is positioned under the fluoroscope to produce live images of the hand or wrist. These images are displayed on a monitor so your provider can observe the movement of bones, joints, and soft tissues in real-time.

What hand and wrist conditions can benefit from this type of imaging?

  • Acute injuries such as fractures and dislocations
  • Chronic conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
  • Degenerative changes affecting the hand and wrist joints
  • Evaluation of post-operative outcomes