Physical Examination of the Wrist: Useful Provocative Maneuvers.

  title={Physical Examination of the Wrist: Useful Provocative Maneuvers.},
  author={William B Kleinman},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={40 7},
Chronic wrist pain resulting from partial interosseous ligament injury remains a diagnostic dilemma for many hand and orthopedic surgeons. Overuse of costly diagnostic studies including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, and bone scans can be further frustrating to the clinician because of their inconsistent specificity and reliability in these cases. Physical diagnosis is an effective (and underused) means of establishing a working diagnosis of partial ligament injury to… CONTINUE READING