Imaging the Postsurgical Upper Limb: The Radiologist Perspective

Alberto Bazzocchi, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Paolo Spinnato, Alessandro Marinelli, Alessandro Napoli, Roberto Rotini, Carlo Catalano, Giuseppe Guglielmi

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Imaging has a paramount role in postsurgical assessment. Radiologists need to be familiar with the different surgical procedures to be able to identify expected postsurgical appearances and also detect potential complications. This article reviews the indications, normal expected postsurgical appearances, and complications of the most frequently used surgical procedures in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. The emphasis is on points that should not be overlooked in the surgical planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-1000
Number of pages24
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • Elbow
  • Joints
  • MR imaging
  • Postoperative period
  • Radiology
  • Shoulder
  • Upper extremity
  • Wrist


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