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Letters Wrist radiographs

A common misconception about hand positioning in scans

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 10 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1318
  1. Dan Armstrong, consultant hand and wrist surgeon
  1. Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Kings Treatment Centre (KTC) Level 2, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
  1. doctordan{at}

The Endgames article on a child with a painless, deformed wrist contains the commonly held misconception that standard wrist or hand radiographs …

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