Your X-ray will have a black and white image of your wrist, clearly showing bones and less dense structures. However, there could also be signs of swelling or incidental findings:
- Wrist alignment and bony cortices: Disruptions in the cortex are very subtle, which could be a suspected torus/buckle fracture. Breaks and hairline fractures may be present in the cortex
- 1-2mm space between all carpal bones should be observed
- Carpal dislocation deduced from broken arc or widening or non-uniformity between the spaces
- The carpometacarpal (CMC) joint spaces should be seen of uniform width (1-2mm).
- Dislocation of 4th and 5th metacarpal if light between the joints appears narrowed.