Table 4.

Comparison of MRI Indications Ordered by Hand Surgeons and Referring Physicians

VariablesHand Surgeon MRIReferring Physician MRIP-Values
Total patients6647%7453%
Study indication
Wrist pain2335%4865%.0006*
Question of specific injury4365%2635%
DRUJ stability30
Scapholunate injury204
TFCC injury78
Other ligamentous injury1314
  • DRUJ, distal radioulnar joint; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; TFCC, triangular fibrocartilage complex.

  • * Statistical significance.

  • Fisher exact test.