A wrist X-ray can help find the cause of common signs and symptoms such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or show deformities of the wrist joint. It can also detect broken bones or dislocated joints. After a broken bone has been set, an X-ray can help determine whether the bones are in alignment.
If surgery is required, an X-ray may be taken to plan for the surgery and to assess the results of the operation. Also, an X-ray can help detect infections, bone cysts, tumors, or other diseases in the bones. A wrist X-ray may also be done as part of a bone-age study, which can help doctors determine if there is a growth abnormality.
An X-ray at home Wrist- AP Lateral Oblique views is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the wrist. It is helpful for detecting the broken bones, deformities and dislocation of the bones and joints.