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Wrist Pain from Scaphoid Fracture

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Updated August 26, 2005

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Wrist Pain With Normal X-Rays
Wrist Pain from Scaphoid Fracture

Wrist X-Ray

Here is an interesting case. This is a young man who injured his wrist while playing baseball. He fell onto an outstretched hand and had pain in his wrist.

Because of his symtpoms he was seen by his orthopedic surgeon. The findings were:

    • Pain with movement of the wrist
    • Swelling, most noted over the back of the hand/wrist
    • Tenderness in the 'anatomic snuff-box' at the base of the thumb
The orthopedic surgeon obtained x-ray studies to evaluate for a possible scaphoid fracture....
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