Physical examination of the wrist.

  title={Physical examination of the wrist.},
  author={Darryl K Young and Steven R Papp and Alan A Giachino},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={149-65, v}
Physical examination of the wrist requires knowledge of wrist anatomy and pathology to make a diagnosis or narrow the differential diagnosis. Symptoms are provoked by palpation and signs are produced by manipulation. Negative findings elsewhere in the wrist are important. Final diagnosis may require diagnostic imaging. By having all three methods of assessment agree one is assured of correct diagnosis. The physical examination of the wrist is not unlike that of other joints, in that a… CONTINUE READING
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