Emergency department evaluation and treatment of wrist injuries.

  title={Emergency department evaluation and treatment of wrist injuries.},
  author={Jackie Ritchie and D W Munter},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={17 4},
          823-42, vi
This article provides the emergency physician a thorough understanding of the basic and surface anatomy required to accurately diagnose wrist injuries in the emergency department. Functional and neurologic examinations are discussed in detail as they increase precision in diagnosis. Special radiographic studies, guided by exam findings, are often crucial in adequately visualizing an otherwise occult injury. Radiographic evidence of injury is not present at time of initial evaluation in a small… CONTINUE READING

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