(Distal Radial Epiphysitis)
Standard radiographs of the wrist should be obtained in all patients. Findings may include widened and irregular growth plates. Metaphyseal and epiphyseal sclerosis regulatory and subchondral cyst may also be seen. In more chronic patients positive ulnar variance is often found. MRI findings include peripheral edema, bridging, bone edema and widening of the physis. MRI should be obtained in all patients with chronic or refractory symptoms and those with an unclear or uncertain diagnosis.
Rehabilitation and Return to Play
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